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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Puberty (Overview)

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 emotional, social, academic changes.


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When is puberty?

When is puberty?

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

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
498 doctors shared insights

Puberty (Overview)

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 emotional, social, academic changes.


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What is late puberty?

What is late puberty?

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

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Understanding Puberty for Boys (Tip)

Understanding Puberty for Boys

Many boys have enlarged breasts early in puberty. It's called gynecomastia. It's normal, don't worry. ...See more

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Understanding Puberty for Girls (Checklist)

Read a book about puberty
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Give your daughter a book about puberty
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Buy pads and have them ready before your daughter gets her period
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Have first talk about birth control and sexuality with your daughter
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What triggers puberty?

Still largely unknow: We still do not know precisely, yet certain hormonal chemicals are well know to play a major role such as leptin, gpr54, kisspeptin and melatonin. ...Read more

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When does puberty end?

Usually By 18 Years: Puberty is the period of transition to adult sexual maturity. Begins in males around 14.9 yrs on average (range of 13-17.3 yrs), with completion by 18 yrs. In males, the onset is signaled by enlargement of scrotum/penis and growth spurt occurs about 2 yrs later. Final height is reached by 18 yrs in most. Genetics plays a major role in final height and other physical characteristics. ...Read more

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Understanding Puberty for Girls (Tip)

Understanding Puberty for Girls

Do not be judgemental you were not perfect during puberty allow child to be open and honest. Share. ...See more

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Parenting a Child During Puberty (Checklist)

Be proactive and truthful
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Allow room for growth
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Explore books on puberty at your child's level
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Talk, talk, talk
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When does puberty start?

Variable: Girls generally start between ages 8-11 and boys between 9 and 12. For girls the first sign is a growth spurt and then development of pubic hair and breasts. For boys puberty generally starts with an increase in testicular size and their growth spurt comes later. Menses generally starts about when a girl's growth spurt is done. ...Read more

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When does puberty stop?

Puberty: Puberty generally starts for girls bt 9-14, and for boys bt 10-15. Puberty will generally last 3-5 years. ...Read more