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(I've never heard of danazol being used as a puberty blocker, and it seems like a very odd choice given how danazol is also an anabolic steroid. I chose leuprorelin as an alternative example because Wikipedia says it's one of the most widely used GnRH agonists, but this is of course pretty arbitrary. If there's some reason something else would be a more representative example, feel free to change it! (But if you choose danazol I wanna hear your reasoning.))
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* Aromatase inhibitors: aromatase inhibitors increase the testosterone that is already found in any person's body. However, it has menopausal-like side effects (such as fatigue, headache, etc.).
* Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators: SERMs are not commonly used on transmaculine people for this purpose, as they also cause menopausal-like side effects.
* GnRH agonists: also known as "puberty blockers" within the transgender community, they are not recommended as a long-term solution, as they can cause poor bone health. Most people who prescribe puberty blockers will check your bone density and/or bone health ever 1-2 years after starting them.
Methods for permanently stopping menstrual bleeding which are not a form of hormone therapy include [[uterine ablation]], in which the inside of the uterus is cauterized to prevent it from developing or shedding uterine lining, and [[hysterectomy]], the surgical removal of the uterus. Neither of these necessarily prevent other symptoms of menstrual cycles, such as mood swings during premenstruation.
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