Turner Syndrome

Abby Stovall - October 2016

What it is:

A chromosomal condition that affects development in 1 out of 2,500 newborn girls.


- Short stature (evident around age 5)

- Early loss of ovarian function

- Many girls do not go through puberty


Turner Syndrome cannot be prevented, however, the following are tips recommended for women to follow to prevent other birth defects:

- Healthy diet

- Staying hydrated

- Exercise


- Hormone therapy can aid in the process of puberty

- Regular check-ups improve quality of life

- Healthy lifestyle habits