Precocious Puberty

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Familial Testotoxicosis
  • Gonadotropin-Independent Familial Sexual Precocity
  • Pubertas Praecox

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Idiopathic Precocious Puberty
  • Isosexual Precocious Puberty
  • Heterosexual Precocious Puberty
  • True Precocious Puberty
  • Central Precocious Puberty
  • Peripheral Precocious Puberty
  • Male-Limited Precocious Puberty
  • Gonadotropin-Dependent Precocious Puberty
  • Gonadotropin-Independent Precocious Puberty

General Discussion

Precocious Puberty means an abnormally early onset of puberty. A sequence of events occurs during which a child develops into a young adult beginning at an unexpectedly early age. Glands that secrete growth and sex hormones begin to function abnormally early in life resulting in this condition. Often, the exact cause of Precocious Puberty is not known.

Precocious puberty (PP) is a statistical definition; that is, it is the onset of secondary sexual characteristics in children at an age that is two standard deviations younger than the mean age of pubertal onset. The actual age that defines sexual precocity is therefore dependent on the epidemiological data that one uses to define the average age of pubertal onset.

Resources

MAGIC Foundation
6645 W. North Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
Tel: (708)383-0808
Fax: (708)383-0899
Tel: (800)362-4423
Email: mary@magicfoundation.org
Internet: http://www.magicfoundation.org

National Adrenal Diseases Foundation
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Great Neck, NY 11021
USA
Tel: (516)487-4992
Fax: (516)829-5710
Email: NADFmail@aol.com
Internet: http://www.nadf.us/

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
Tel: (914)997-4488
Fax: (914)997-4763
Tel: (888)663-4637
Email: Askus@marchofdimes.com
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NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
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Building 31, Room 2A32
MSC2425
Bethesda, MD 20892
Tel: (301)496-5133
Fax: (301)496-7101
Internet: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
USA
Tel: (920)336-5333
Fax: (920)339-0995
Tel: (877)336-5333
Email: mums@netnet.net
Internet: http://www.netnet.net/mums/

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Support Group
PO Box 66
Waihi
Hauraki, 3641
New Zealand
Tel: +64 3 3584 507
Fax: +64 3 3584 506
Tel: 0800 224 698
Email: CAHNZ@snap.net.nz
Internet: http://www.cah.org.nz/

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