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Endocrinology and Diabetes

Turner syndrome

  • What is Turner syndrome?

    Turner Syndrome is a chromosomal condition which affects approximately 1 in 2,500 live female births. It is usually characterised by short stature and non-functioning ovaries which cause the absence of puberty and infertility. Despite the poor or absent ovarian function, other reproductive organs (uterus and vagina) are normal.

    Common reasons for endocrinology review are:

    • Short stature and growth hormone treatment
    • Primary ovarian failure and pubertal induction
    • Autoimmune thyroid dysfunction

    For health professionals

    Turner syndrome growth charts – Magic Foundation

    Clinical practice guidelines for the care of girls and women with Turner syndrome

    Please see the growth page for growth hormone resources 


    For patients and families

    Hormone and me booklet – Turner syndrome

    Turner syndrome association of Australia