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How is precocious puberty treated?

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Treatment for precocious puberty involves lowering the level of sex hormones and slowing puberty to a crawl. This can give the child’s bones a chance to grow at their own pace for a longer time. It also gives the child’s mind, emotions and social skills a chance to come up to speed.

SOURCES:

Herman-Giddens, M. April 1997. Pediatrics,

Blondell, R. July 1999. American Family Physician,

Herman-Giddens, M. April 2004. Pediatrics,

Wellberry, C. January 2003. Pediatrics,

National Research Center for Women & Families: “Boys to Men.”

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: "Precocious Puberty.” 

The Magic Foundation: “Precocious Puberty.”

KidsHealth from Nemours: “Precocious Puberty.”

Child Growth Foundation: “Puberty and Tanner Stages.”

HealthyChildren: “When Puberty Starts Early.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on June 25, 2019

SOURCES:

Herman-Giddens, M. April 1997. Pediatrics,

Blondell, R. July 1999. American Family Physician,

Herman-Giddens, M. April 2004. Pediatrics,

Wellberry, C. January 2003. Pediatrics,

National Research Center for Women & Families: “Boys to Men.”

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: "Precocious Puberty.” 

The Magic Foundation: “Precocious Puberty.”

KidsHealth from Nemours: “Precocious Puberty.”

Child Growth Foundation: “Puberty and Tanner Stages.”

HealthyChildren: “When Puberty Starts Early.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on June 25, 2019

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