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Women say drug used to halt puberty has ruined their lives

Sharissa Derricott, 30, prepares her afternoon medication at her parents’ home in Lawton, Okla. After taking Lupron from age 5 to 12 to shut down early puberty, she’s been diagnosed with degenerative disc disease and fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition. Her teeth are shedding enamel and cracking.

Credit: Nick Oxford for Kaiser Health News

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