Published in Women's Health Weekly, March 3rd, 2005
The imbalance may reflect society's gender biases about stature, researchers say, and may have serious health consequences: girls whose growth failure is caused by an underlying disease may be overlooked, or experience unnecessary delays in receiving a proper diagnosis. The results may also suggest that short but healthy boys are more likely to be subjected to unnecessary medical evaluations.
"Growth failure is a very sensitive indicator of a child's overall health, and should be...
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