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Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more
I have an intact hymen, will I bleed first intercourse?(important) do all women during puberty have crescent hymens? Is the hymen an elastic membrane?
Hymen facts: The hymen is a fibro-elastic membrane that is found at the opening of the vagina and can be stretched(without breaking) by tampons, fingers, etc. They have various appearances in puberty and adulthood from cribiform to crescent to completely intact which will not permit menstrual flow. There may not be bleeding when the hymen is broken as it depends on its condition prior to the event. ...Read more
Puberty: Girls: breast budding indicates the initiation of pituitary pubertal hormones activating the ovaries. In boys, the same pituitary hormones will lead to testicular enlargement. Girls usually start b/w 8-12/13 years old. Boys start b/w 9-13/14 years old. ...Read more
Delayed puberty: The typical adolescent, endowed with the impatience and insecurities of youth, would probably insist that any nanosecond that doesn’t bring an increase in height, breast size or beard growth qualifies as delayed puberty. Medicine has its own definitions: for boys, no testicular enlargement by the age of thirteen; and for girls, no breast development by thirteen or no menarche by sixteen. ...Read more
Changes of puberty: Puberty or sexual maturation is a period of many changes for both males and females. Hormonal changes cause changes within the sexual organs - ovaries, testicles, penis - and secondary changes such as pubic hair and axillary hair growth. Mood changes may be associated as well. Many adolescents develop acne as well. ...Read more
Male puberty: As is in girls, one of the earliest signs of puberty is body odor. Some boys also develop short-term mild breast enlargement. Then comes the development of facial and pubic hair. The most noticeable change is voice change to a baritone quality. Sex organ enlargement is implied. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer