Adrenal and Puberty Center
The Adrenal and Puberty Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia provides streamlined, coordinated care for children and adolescents with adrenal disorders and conditions that may affect puberty and gonadal function.
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is an inherited disorder of the adrenal glands that can affect both boys and girls. People with CAH cannot properly make some hormones that are essential to maintain life. At the same time they produce too much of male type of hormones, called androgens. These hormone imbalances can lead to serious illness, early puberty, growth concerns and other problems.
A benefit of choosing CHOP for treatment of adrenal and puberty disorders is the access your child will have to a specialized team of healthcare providers who can address his or her needs throughout childhood.
Conditions We Treat
- Adrenal Insufficiency (Addison’s Disease)
- Adrenal Tumors
- Ambiguous Genitalia
- Amenorrhea in Teens
- Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome
- Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
- Delayed Puberty
- Disorders of Sex Development (DSD)
We bring together a multidisciplinary team of endocrinologists, urologists, nurse practitioners, social workers, psychologists, genetic counselors and other professionals with experience in treating adrenal disorders and conditions that affect sexual development.