Hardening of our trans hearts

Rachel Saunders
5 min readApr 12, 2024
Photo by Juan Pablo Serrano Arenas: https://www.pexels.com/photo/selective-focus-photography-of-a-baby-looking-through-the-window-827991/

Ten years ago I was ambivalent about puberty blockers and paediatric trans healthcare. My concerns were an abstraction of many things, mainly based on what ifs and future regrets. Yes, as a trans teenager myself I benefited from empathy and support from my GP in allowing me informed consent HRT, so it was not a clear cut situation. However, since 2016 my attitude has hardened to the point where I am a fierce proponent of allowing trans…

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