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Turner syndrome affects about 1 of every 2,500 female live births worldwide.1

This disorder affects all races and regions of the world equally. There are no known environmental risks for Turner syndrome. Parents who have had many unaffected children can still have a child with Turner syndrome later on.

Generally, Turner syndrome is not passed on from mother to child. In most cases, women with Turner syndrome are infertile.


  1. Turner Syndrome Society. (n.d.). What is Turner syndrome? Fact sheet. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from http://www.turnersyndrome.org/learn-about-ts/fact-sheet External Web Site Policy [top]

Last Updated Date: 11/30/2012
Last Reviewed Date: 11/30/2012