Thousands of parents take their children to doctors each year seeking synthetic growth hormone to cure their relatively short stature, even though most of these children are merely late bloomers and have nothing wrong with them. Growth hormone also makes less difference in height than parents often imagine. Studies show that short stature generally does not create psychological damage. Experts discuss the issue.


  • Dr. Laurie Cohen, Director Growth and Neuroendocrine Programs, Boston Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
  • Dr. David Sandberg, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Michigan Medical School and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

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