What’s Current: Scotland’s largest health board accused of misleading children and families over puberty blocker risks

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  • Scotland’s largest health board is accused of misleading transgender children and their families over the potential effects of puberty blocking drugs by advertising them as “fully reversible.”
  • Arkansas lawmakers pass a measure that could make it the first U.S. state to prevent doctors from giving puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and surgery to transgender minors.
  • The International Summit of the Americas on Violence Against Indigenous Women starts today, with over 1,000 attendees virtually gathering to discuss policy solutions for protecting indigenous women.
  • The Guardian reports strict male guardianship laws in Qatar are forcing women to live under a system of “deep discrimination.” According to a recent report, women in Qatar are dependent on men to work, marry, travel, pursue higher education, and make decisions about their own children.
  • A new law in China mandating that couples take a 30-day “cooling off” period before divorcing is causing frustration among women who fear that getting a divorce is now more difficult.
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.