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What is the average age for boys to go through puberty?

What is the average age for boys to go through puberty?

See below.: The start of puberty in boys can range from 10 1/2 to 15 years old (average is about 13 years) and pubertal development may not be complete until the late teens. ...Read more

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Puberty (Definition)

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


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At what age does the average person go through puberty?

At what age does the average person go through puberty?

9-16: Depends if you talking about boys or girls. Girls may start as early as 9 and as late as 16. Boys usually 11-18. Puberty has many different stages in terms of physical, intellectual and emotional development during these years. ...Read more

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What is the most common age for a woman to go through puberty?

What is the most common age for a woman to go through puberty?

Onset of puberty in : girls now ranges from ages 8-13 & takes 1 ½- 6 years to complete. In the U.S., the average age of menarche, the 1st period, is 12.6 years in Caucasians, 12.1 years in African-Americans & 12.2 months in Latinas. Thelarche, development of breast buds is < age 10 in 50% & < age 8 in 14% in Caucasians & just < age 9 & a large %age < age 8 in African-Americans. Romeo & Juliet were ~ 12 years old. ...Read more

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What is the average age to start masturbation (girls)?

What is the average age to start masturbation (girls)?

There is no average: Some girls start as babies when they discover it feels nice to rub their clitorises sometimes with their fingers sometimes by rubbing against a chair or table leg. Certainly majority of normal healthy post pubertal girls have discovered the pleasures of masturbation before they are adults. Some girls are inhibited because they have been told that it is sinful, unhealthy or dirty. ...Read more

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What is the youngest recorded age for a girl to start puberty?

Varies: The average age of onset of menstruation is about 12.5 yrs, however in case of precocious puberty it can vary and be as early as a year or two. "precocious puberty is statistically defined as 2.5 to 3.0 sds below the average age of onset of puberty in healthy children--so age 5-6 years old is more typically seen than the 2-3 yr olds. The mean age of onset of puberty is about 10.5 years in girls. ...Read more

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What should be the average age to start masturbation (girls)?

What should be the average age to start masturbation (girls)?

No answer: There is no answer at all to this question. Some girls never masturbate. Some toddlers rub themselves in private areas at age 2 because they find out it feels good. Sexual development has a wide range in girls as well, with some girls now developing at age 7-8, and others not until mid-teen years. Just no one age that is the right or wrong answer to this question. ...Read more

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Typical age for girl to hit puberty? What is the average age that girls begin puberty? How long does it last? What causes some girls to start extremely early and some to start extremely late?

The : The average age of puberty and menstruation (first period is called menarche) has steadily declined over the last 30-40 years. Now, menstruation normally begins between the ages of 11 and 13 years old. Menstruation is the defining moment of puberty for women, but there are events that happen first...Breast bud development, pubic hair development, rapid growth, etc. Genetics plays a large part in when puberty occurs as well as exposure to environmental Estrogens and other hormones. ...Read more

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What is the last or latest possible age that a female can grow taller and reach her final adult height?

What is the last or latest possible age that a female can grow taller and reach her final adult height?

When centers close: Linear growth depends on having open growth centers. An x-ray of the wrist/hand is a common site to look for these since so many are available to see. When these centers are closed on x-ray, those in the rest of the body are too. The hormones that signal the transition into puberty accelerate the closure of growth centers. Most stop 3 inches after their first menses.This is usually by 17-18. ...Read more

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How to gain height at the age of 17 for boys?

How to gain height at the age of 17 for boys?

Balanced nutrition: At seventeen your growth centers have limited potential for growth and simple measures help the best.Follow a healthy diet, rest and exercise, but weight lifting will not make you grow taller than your genetic potential.If you want to know how much longer you have to grow, an x-ray of your wrist and hand can be analysed for bone maturity.If close to 17 you have a little left, if like 15 you have mor. ...Read more

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What is the average age for period to start for males and females?

What is the average age for period to start for males and females?

Menarche. : Hello. Well - only females have periods. The average age is 12.5 years for a girl (in the us). But some girls might have their first period (menarche) as early as age 9 and some girls might not get theirs until they are 15. So it is variable. ...Read more

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At what age is normal to be going through girl puberty?

At what age is normal to be going through girl puberty?

8-12: Most girls will start to develop breast tissue somewhere between age 8 and 12 years-old. Anything earlier is precocious and later may be considered delayed. ...Read more

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What is actual age for boys at which increase in height stops?

What is actual age for boys at which increase in height stops?

Most are done at 18: Height continues until the growth centers of the long bones close under the influence of hormones. This is at 17-18 for most males.A few will continue until older but at a very slow pace.An xray of the hand and wrist can identify growth centers that may show more time for growth. ...Read more

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At what age does the average male reach puberty?

At what age does the average male reach puberty?

Puberty: Average age for males is about 12years old. Normal range however may be 9 to 14 to start. ...Read more

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Till what age can males grow taller? Is it possible to grow taller even after the age of 21 for boys ?

Till what age can males grow taller? Is it possible to grow taller even after the age of 21 for boys ?

Unlikely to happen: Some kids continue to grow taller into their late teens or rarely early twenties but only when their bone maturity lags behind their age. If the growth centers of the long bones have fused, you cannot grow taller. A single x-ray of the wrist & hand can yield a bone maturity. When you have reached bony maturity, you are done. ...Read more

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What is the average age when children start masturbating?

What is the average age when children start masturbating?

Early: This is a natural development and is part of the experimental exploration of the child's body. It does not need to be punished for it is not evil as we used to think. It usually disappears with maturation. ...Read more

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For most boys, what is the average age that they start to grow their first bits of chest hair?

For most boys, what is the average age that they start to grow their first bits of chest hair?

It is individual: Usually for boys, there will be the beginning of hair growth in the immediate pre-pubertal years of 11-12. Pubic hair will become obvious, then arm pit hair and then facial hair. Chest hair in my opinion is usually later. Depending on genetic make up, you may have a lot or a little in these areas. Chest hair is very independent. Some men essentailly never have chest hair. ...Read more

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What is the workup for late puberty in boys?

Late puberty: Most cases of delayed puberty are simply variants of normal development and not cause for alarm. Half of all adolescents who experience such delays have a parent or sibling whose growth followed a similar pattern. Depending on the cause, workup will include tests for malnutrition brought on by diseases, medications or eating disorders in addition to growth hormone, testosterone and other hormones. ...Read more

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What is the normal age of puberty development for boys and girls?

12-16 years: Puberty occurs between 9-14 years for most girls and 11-16 for boys. There is wide variation in when the puberty growth spurt occurs. Girls are usually done growing 2 years after their periods start and boys can grow til they are 20...And some in to their 20s. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get toothaches in boys who are going through puberty?

No: There is no evidence that puberty causes tooth aches. Have a dentist check his teeth for decay, or any remaining baby teeth. ...Read more

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