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  • 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.

  • Testicular Cancer for Parents


    Testicular cancer is uncommon in boys. Most cases are in young and middle-aged men. It responds well to treatment, especially when it’s found early.

  • Turner Syndrome for Parents


    Girls with Turner syndrome, a genetic condition, usually are shorter than average and infertile due to early loss of ovarian function. Early diagnosis and treatments can help most of them.

  • Your Child's Weight for Parents


    "What's the right weight for my child?" is one of the most common questions parents have. It seems like a simple one, but it's not always easy to answer.

  • Blood Test: Dehydroepiandrosterone-Sulfate (DHEA-S) for Parents


    Doctors may order a DHEA-S test if boys or girls show signs of sexual development earlier than expected. It can rule out certain diseases of the testes or ovaries, or help diagnose damage or disease of the pituitary gland.

  • Long-Term Complications of Diabetes for Teens


    Thinking about your diabetes a little bit now — and taking some steps to prevent problems — can make things easier down the road.

  • Growth Charts for Parents


    Doctors use growth charts to figure out whether kids' height and weight measurements are "normal" and whether they're developing on track. Here are some facts about growth charts.

  • When Should Kids Start Using Deodorant? for Parents


    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • When Will I Get My Period? for Kids


    It's normal to be a little worried or anxious about getting your period. Find out more in this article for kids.