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Schillaci and Roccella Collaborating on New guidelines for Triptorelin Dysphoria


Mar 25, 2024

Following extensive investigative work, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Family have initiated a joint discussion on the issue of gender dysphoria in minors, specifically focusing on the use of triptorelin, a puberty blocking drug. This discussion is being led by Ministers Orazio Schillaci and Eugenia Roccella. A table of technicians and experts, whose composition will be finalized in the coming days, aims to develop new guidelines based on a review of scientific literature and experiences from other countries that are reevaluating their positions after widespread use of these drugs.

The two ministries released a joint statement announcing this initiative and summarizing the work done so far on gender dysphoria and the use of blockers. The statement mentions that the initiative follows a hearing with scientific societies involved in the issue of gender dysphoria in adolescents and a request made to the National Bioethics Committee to reevaluate the use of triptorelin in cases of gender dysphoria in minors. The ministries are also conducting a survey among regions regarding clinical monitoring, expenditures, and prescriptions of triptorelin for cases of dysphoria, and have requested a report from AIFA on the therapeutic indications for the drug.

This collaborative effort represents a proactive approach to addressing the complex issue of gender dysphoria in minors, with a focus on evidence-based guidelines and best practices. Stay tuned for updates as the table of technicians and experts continues its work to develop new specific guidelines for this important issue.

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