The purpose of Turner Syndrome of the Carolinas is to create awareness and knowledge, promote research, and provide support for all those touched by Turner syndrome in the Carolinas and beyond.
Turner syndrome (TS) is a chromosomal abnormality that affects only girls and women. TS occurs when one of the X chromosomes is completely or partially missing. This occurs in about 1 in 2000 females. Turner syndrome can cause a variety of medical and developmental problems, including short height, failure to start puberty, infertility, heart defects, certain learning disabilities, and social adjustment problems.
Turner Syndrome of the Carolinas (TSC) would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope that 2021 is your best year yet! As we continue to get through COVID and quarantine, we look forward to making 2021 a success!
Many plans were put on hold in 2020 and we still aren’t sure what 2021 will look like. But, TSC continues to focus our efforts on education and awareness. Join us on Zoom, March 6, for our conference. More information will be available soon.
February is Turner Syndrome Awareness Month. TSC encourages each of you to participate in Awareness Month. You can post information about TS on your Facebook page, share literature with physicians, teachers, or other professionals, contact your local news/radio, hold an activity/event/fundraiser, etc. No matter how big or how small, you can help make a difference.