What Are the Side-Effects of Taking Lupron Depot-PED?

My 8-year old daughter, per the recommendation of her doctor, was advised to take Lupron Depot-PED. What are the side-effects of taking this drug? Lupron Depot-PED is often prescribed for the treatment of children with central precocious puberty, or CPP for short. CPP is a condition where signs of puberty begin to develop at an … Continued

Transgender Youth: Providing Medical Treatment for a Misunderstood Population

It is another one of those times in the history of progressive health care. Time to embrace another group of individuals who deserve health care and yet have been marginalized up until this point. An underserved, unrecognized, and much deserving segment of the population. This time it is children — transgender children and teens. Because … Continued

Early Puberty for Girls: The New “Normal” and Why We Need to Be Concerned

Early puberty is becoming the norm, not the exception. The Breast Cancer Fund commissioned a meta-analysis of existing data on this subject in order to explore research indicating that early menarche is a risk factor for later development of breast cancer. The resulting publication, The Falling Age of Puberty in U.S. Girls, was authored by … Continued