Treatments for Delayed Puberty / Delayed Sexual Development in Children

At Boston Children's Hospital, we consider you and your child integral parts of the care team and not simply recipients of care. You and your care team will work together to customize a plan of care for your child.

We can treat delayed puberty with hormone therapy. Even if your child has constitutional growth delay (CGD) and will progress through puberty at his body's own rate, having puberty “jump-started” through hormone treatment may contribute greatly to his overall well-being. You, your child's doctor and your child will discuss whether this is the right option for him.

How will you follow up with my child?

Each child is different, but depending on how old your child is and what's causing his delayed puberty, we might see him every four to six months throughout childhood to make sure that there are no problems or complications.