What’s Current: NHS research finds puberty blockers impair height growth and bone density of children, study reveals

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  • According to research at Tavistock, England’s NHS gender clinic for youth, children who were placed on “puberty blockers” experienced stunted growth and impaired bone density.
  • Uighur women detained in China’s “re-education camps” are systematically raped, tortured, and in some instances forcibly sterilized, according to a report from the BBC.
  • US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reveals she is a survivor of sexual assault in a livestream published to Instagram.
  • A report on Britain’s red-light district in Leeds found children exposed to the sex industry, drug addiction, and the idea that “people are consumable commodities”. In some instances young children were propositioned by sex buyers and pimps.
  • A trend on TikTok called “Silhouette Challenge” shows young women stripping down and implementing a red light filter associated with the sex industry. Men are uploading tutorials on how to remove the filter and expose women and teens in the nude. Research indicates that over a third of TikTok users are under 18.
Genevieve Gluck

Genevieve Gluck is a writer and advocate for women's sex-based rights and creator of Women's Voices, an audio library dedicated to bringing awareness to feminist texts and speeches.