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From what I understand, the effects of many (if not all) puberty blockers are reversible. Talk to your child’s lgbt friendly doctor about options and then if your child changes their mind later, they can just stop taking them with little to no ill effects. It would be better to have them change their mind than for them to be trans all of their life and remembering that you didn’t support them. As far as worrying about your child’s wellbeing, as a member of the lgbt community, I can tell you that it is easy to ignore the hate as long as you have people that love and support you. Most lgbt suicides are those whose families abandoned them and couldn’t find support elsewhere. The fact that you are taking this seriously shows that you love and are willing to support your child and that will get you farther than you’d think.