Advice in ABC of adolescence is potentially misleadingBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7494.789 (Published 31 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:789
Advice in ABC of adolescence is potentially misleading
- Richard Quinton (firstname.lastname@example.org), consultant endocrinologist
- Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle on Tyne NE3 2NJ
EDITOR—Christie and Viner say that delayed puberty in boys can be quite distressing but is almost always a normal variant.1 They say that boys aged 15 or over with a testicular volume of 4 ml or more can be reassured that puberty is beginning and, by inference, do not require referral to a specialist. This advice is potentially misleading.
For all that it …