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Blockers are typically used throughout adolescence to prevent the onset of puberty, or halt its progress (recognising that pubertal changes continue through into early adulthood). This prevents/halts the development of secondary sex characteristics, such as breast tissue, hair growth or bony facial changes.

The effects of blockers are completely reversible, and can decrease distress associated with the body changes of puberty.

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