Puberty Blockers

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 2:45 pm on 15 April 2024.

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Photo of Robin Swann Robin Swann UUP 2:45, 15 April 2024

I thank the Member for the clarity. As I said in answer to the substantive question, puberty blockers are only available on NHS prescription for those under-18s who were accepted prior to March 2020 onto the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust's Knowing our Identity service and remain on it. That decision was made following consultation with the clinical ethics committee and the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, in liaison with the then Health and Social Care Board.