Delaying Puberty: Reviewing a Common Therapy that Puts Early Maturation on Hold
Between iPhone-toting 6 year olds and teenagers with online dating profiles, it seems as though kids are getting older, younger. But what if they actually are? Over the past 20 years, studies have shown that the rates of children starting puberty before ages 8 or 9 is on the rise.
Mitchell Geffner, MD, investigator at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), reviewed this phenomenon, known as precocious puberty, and a common therapy in a recent paper published in Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews.