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  • Precocious Puberty for Parents


    Precocious puberty - the onset of signs of puberty before age 7 or 8 in girls and age 9 for boys - can be physically and emotionally difficult for children and can sometimes be the sign of an underlying health problem.

  • Talking to Your Child About Puberty for Parents


    Talking to kids about puberty is an important job for parents, especially because kids often hear about sex and relationships from unreliable sources. Here are some tips.

  • Blood Test: Luteinizing Hormone (LH) for Parents


    A luteinizing hormone (LH) test measures the level of this hormone in the bloodstream. LH plays an important role in sexual development.

  • Blood Test: Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) for Parents


    Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) plays an important role in sexual development. An FSH test to measure the level of FSH in the bloodstream may be done if a boy or girl appears to be entering puberty earlier or later than expected.

  • A Parent's Guide to Surviving the Teen Years for Parents


    You've lived through 2 AM feedings, toddler temper tantrums, and the back-to-school blues. So why is the word "teenager" causing you so much anxiety?

  • Blood Test: Testosterone for Parents


    A testosterone blood test may be done if a boy appears to be entering puberty earlier or later than expected, or to check for damage or disease of the testes or ovaries, adrenal glands, or pituitary glands.

  • Breasts and Bras for Kids


    Girls grow breasts as they develop and mature. And once a girl has breasts, she probably will want to wear a bra. Find out more in this article just for kids.

  • Blood Test: Estradiol for Parents


    Estradiol is the most important form of the hormone estrogen. Doctors may order an estradiol test if a girl appears to be entering puberty earlier or later than expected, or to evaluate menstrual problems.

  • Effects of Cancer Treatment on Fertility for Parents


    While some cancer treatments have little to no effect on reproductive health, others are more likely cause temporary or permanent infertility.

  • Turner Syndrome for Teens


    Turner syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects about 1 in every 2,500 girls. Learn more about the condition and how doctors treat it.