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Turner Syndrome affects 1 in 2,000 females

Turner Syndrome is a random chromosomal disorder affecting only women and over two million of them. It should be detected during a girl’s first few years of life, if not at birth, for the best possible outcomes. A variety of signs, including short stature and frequent ear infections, should automatically signal the need for diagnostic testing to rule out the disorder or initiate medical treatment, which is especially effective if started early.

These signs are often missed, however, even though the Syndrome is neither rare nor difficult to suspect. The Syndrome could trigger numerous physical, cognitive, emotional and social complications; most common health problems involve kidneys, heart, thyroid, diabetes, hearing, osteoporosis, infertility, serious pregnancy complications (for those undergoing in-vitro fertilization), and weaknesses in visuo-spatial and executive function abilities. Early intervention has been proven to produce long-term positive outcomes.

Frequently asked questions

What are TSF’s programs?

TSF has four main program areas: awareness, advocacy, research, and education. Each of these program areas aim to increase support for the Turner Syndrome community by working with the medical community.

What makes TSF unique?

Our philosophy to keep life-changing resources free and accessible to patients is a key component of what sets us apart. We do not require membership dues or fees for patients and caregivers to access our resources. Everything found on our website www.tsfusa.org is completely free to everyone, so you can find what you need exactly when you need it.

What is the history of TSF?

TSF is an advocacy agency organized in 2008 and incorporated in 2009 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. TSF is primarily volunteer-led. The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and is advised by a volunteer Medical Board. A few individuals with subject expertise serve on an advisory council. The Executive Director ensures advancement of the Foundation’s programmatic objectives, development and fundraising goals, and manages all staff and volunteer leaders.