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What increases my risk for stuttering?

Having a parent or family member who stutters increases the likelihood that you or your child will stutter. Boys are also about three times as likely as girls to have prolonged challenges with stuttering as they grow up. Stressful or high pressure situations will also tend to intensify stuttering symptoms or bring them to the surface.

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