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Turner Syndrome

Turner Syndrome is a rare genetic chromosomal disorder where a woman is missing or has an incomplete x chromosome. Symptoms for this disorder include, but are not limited to, short stature, weblike neck, delayed puberty, infertility, heart defects and learning disabilities.                        


It is common among young ladies, especially teenagers living with Turner Syndrome, to struggle with social cues, organizational skills, executive functioning, and self-esteem.


Turner’s syndrome is a chronic disease and lasts throughout a diagnosed woman’s lifespan. It can be treated, but there is currently no cure. 


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What you need to know about Turner Syndrome

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About 1-3% of pregnancies in which the fetus is diagnosed with Turner Syndrome result in live birth; these babies are miracles, defying all odds. 15% of confirmed pregnancies that end in miscarriage are babies with Turner Syndrome.

99% of all Turner Syndrome conceptions are believed to miscarry.

Of the 1-3% of girls with Turner Syndrome that make it to birth, less than 1% have been reported as girls of color.

Turner syndrome is a female-only genetic disorder that affects about 1 in every 2,000 baby girls. A girl with Turner syndrome only has 1 normal X sex chromosome, rather than the usual 2. This chromosome variation happens randomly when the baby is conceived in the womb.

Common behavioral traits include impairments in nonverbal skills, slowed response times, increased rates of attention deficit disorder, increased risk for social anxiety, immaturity, depression, social anxiety, and reduced self-esteem.

Turner Syndrome impacts development and is characterized by a variety of physical implications and learning issues which can include deficits in visuospatial organization, social cognition and math abilities.

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