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A 16-year-old male asked:

How does one know what tanner stage of puberty they are in? i know age is not the only factor as ethnicity, genes etc. have to also come into play. so how can i know what tanner stage am i in?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Basics: Tanner stages are basic to the process as described in his original research. Although ethnicity can factor in with time of onset/completion they do not change the stages as describes. A simple Google or Bing search can bring up reference charts.
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