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What's the treatment for central precocious puberty?

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If there's a specific cause, your doctor will treat that problem. In some cases, doctors can use a drug to block sex hormones and prevent further development.

The doctor can give your child a shot once a month or every 3 months, or he could put a small implant under the skin of your child's upper arm, which works for a year.

You'll want to keep up the treatment until your child gets old enough to let puberty continue -- around age 11 for girls and 12 for boys.

SOURCES:

Berberoglu, M. Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology, June 2009.

Boston Children's Hospital: "Precocious (Early) Puberty."

KidsHealth: "Precocious Puberty."

UpToDate: "Treatment of precocious puberty."

Hindmarsh, P. "Gonadotrophin Releasing Hormones Analogues Usage in the Management of Precocious Puberty," University College London Hospitals, June 2003.

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on October 19, 2020

SOURCES:

Berberoglu, M. Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology, June 2009.

Boston Children's Hospital: "Precocious (Early) Puberty."

KidsHealth: "Precocious Puberty."

UpToDate: "Treatment of precocious puberty."

Hindmarsh, P. "Gonadotrophin Releasing Hormones Analogues Usage in the Management of Precocious Puberty," University College London Hospitals, June 2003.

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on October 19, 2020

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