Existing guidelines & consensus statements

Existing guidelines

    European Society of Endocrinology Guidelines

    The European Society of Endocrinology is a focal point for endocrinology and hormone research in Europe. We collaborate with national and specialty societies, and champion endocrinology at a pan-European level. The Society will also consider endorsement requests for other organisations guidelines.

Summary of guidelines for care of girls and women with Turner Syndrome

Consensus statements

  • Consensus statement on management of intersex disorders

    The Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society (LWPES) and the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) considered it timely to review the management of intersex disorders from a broad perspective, to review data on longer term outcome, and to formulate proposals for future studies. The methodology comprised establishing several working groups whose membership was drawn from 50 international experts in the field. The groups prepared prior written responses to a defined set of questions resulting from an evidence based review of published reports. At a subsequent gathering of participants, a framework for a consensus document was agreed. This paper constitutes its final form.

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  • European consensus statement on congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism – pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment

    CHH can be challenging to diagnose, particularly when attempting to differentiate it from constitutional delay of puberty. A timely diagnosis and treatment to induce puberty can be beneficial for sexual, bone and metabolic health, and might help minimize some of the psychological effects of CHH. Patients typically require lifelong treatment, yet ~10–20% of patients exhibit a spontaneous recovery of reproductive function. This Consensus Statement summarizes approaches for the diagnosis and treatment of CHH and discusses important unanswered questions in the field.

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  • Caring for individuals with a difference of sex development (DSD): a consensus statement

    The term differences of sex development (DSDs; also known as disorders of sex development) refers to a heterogeneous group of congenital conditions affecting human sex determination and differentiation. This Consensus Statement, developed by a European multidisciplinary group of experts, including patient representatives, summarizes evidence- based and experience- based recommendations for lifelong care and data collection in individuals with a DSD across ages and highlights clinical research priorities. By doing so, we hope to contribute to improving understanding and management of these conditions by involved medical professionals.

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