Children can be treated differently because of their height, which is why it is frequently debated if kids that are shorter than average should be allowed to receive injections of growth hormones. Growth hormones in the past have been used for children who have growth hormone deficiencies or idiopathic short stature (HGH: Is Growth Hormone Safe for Kids? 1). Smaller than average children should not be able to use growth hormone injections if they are healthy because it can be expensive, painful, and not worth the risks.
Treatment for growth hormone injections can be very expensive. The over all costs can cost up to $30,000 (Cohen 9). The cost of growth hormone replacement supplements can range from $200-$500