Combined treatment with testosterone (T) and ethinylestradiol (EE2) in constitutionally tall boys: is treatment with T plus EE2 more effective in reducing final height in tall boys than T alone?

@article{Decker2002CombinedTW,
  title={Combined treatment with testosterone (T) and ethinylestradiol (EE2) in constitutionally tall boys: is treatment with T plus EE2 more effective in reducing final height in tall boys than T alone?},
  author={Ralph Decker and C. -J. Partsch and Wolfgang G. Sippell},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2002},
  volume={87 4},
  pages={1634-9}
}
Estrogens have been shown to rapidly inhibit longitudinal growth in tall boys. To antagonize the initial growth accelerating effect of T, 41 boys with an initial height prediction in excess of 203 cm were treated prospectively with either T enanthate (TE) 250 mg/wk im in combination with ethinylestradiol (EE2) 0.1 mg/d taken orally for the first 5.8 +/- 0… CONTINUE READING