Affluent parents are giving their children growth hormones, to keep the kids from growing up short.

Seems like a bad idea. There’s nothing medically wrong with the kids, and studies have shown that short people’s lives are no less satisfying and happy than anybody else.

Being short just isn’t a disability to be corrected. And we don’t know what the long-term effects of the treatments might be.

I’m 5’9” tall – precisely average.

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