Child and Adolescent Endocrinology
This chapter will try to answer common questions:
What is Puberty? What happens in puberty? What are hormones? What happens to a girl and a boy in puberty? How long does it take to go through puberty? How do you know where you are in the puberty process?
What is the ‘blocker’? How does it work? If I come off it, will it have harmed me? Do blockers weaken my bones? Do blockers stop me growing? What happens when I stop going through puberty?
About Sex Hormones
What are sex hormones? Do they make natural changes of puberty happen? Do they have any side effects? If I am non-binary, do I have other choices?
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