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At what height does a 16yo girl have to be to considered a midget?
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics
In brief: Never!
Never.

In brief: Never!
Never.
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Under 4' or 4'6"
A 16 year old girl who is headed for an adult height of under 4 feet (or 4ft.
6in.) can be described as dwarf-sized. Dwarfism is a medical term for persons with problems in their bones that prevent normal height growth. Achondroplastic dwarfs are the most common (women are about 4 feet tall). A child who is very short should be seen by a doctor. People do not like to be called midgets or dwarfs.

In brief: Under 4' or 4'6"
A 16 year old girl who is headed for an adult height of under 4 feet (or 4ft.
6in.) can be described as dwarf-sized. Dwarfism is a medical term for persons with problems in their bones that prevent normal height growth. Achondroplastic dwarfs are the most common (women are about 4 feet tall). A child who is very short should be seen by a doctor. People do not like to be called midgets or dwarfs.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Jay Park
Midget is defined as adult height of 4-10 or below. I believe the same number (4'10") should be applied to fully developed 16-y-o girl.
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