The endocrine system refers to a collection of glands in the body. They secrete hormones into the circulatory system and control many of the body's functions. Two examples of these glands are the hypothalamus and pituitary glands. These glands, like others in the human body’s endocrine system, are finely tuned instruments governed by a precise clockwork. When the glands don’t work properly, one result can be central precocious puberty (CPP). CPP is puberty that occurs earlier than would normally be expected.
If you think your child has CPP, please contact your child's healthcare professional.