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What Is The Average Age For Boys To Go Through Puberty
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
Oh so soon!: Puberty consists of a cascade of events that occur over several years. Boys typically begin around 12 but starting as early as 9 and as late as 14 may be normal. Early clues include under arm odor and increase in size of the genitalia. Subsequent signs include growth spurts, voice changes, hair development, muscle growth, acne, and mood changes. For many, the changes start in the blink of an eye! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
8.5 -13 years: First sign of puberty is breast development. Normal age range is 8.5-13 years. Once puberty starts, it takes about 2.5-3.Years before having your first period. Early puberty in girls is common and is usually idiopathic and benign. There is a large list of causes of late puberty which would be too hard to talk about in this forum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different in G and B: Girls can start pubertal development with breast budding as early as 8 years old. On average, they start around 10-11, sometimes 12. No breast budding by 13 is considered delayed. In boys, testes may start enlarging by age 9 years old. On average, they start around 11-12 years old, sometimes 13. No testicular enlargement by age 14 is considered delayed. ...Read more
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
Voice gets manly: The boys do lose their boyish, high frequency voice, but it changes to a more manly , low frequency deeper voice. It changes to an adult male like voice. These changes are due the hormonal changes, they go through during puberty. They develop secondary sexual characteristics. These changes are mainly due to increase in the levels of the hormone, testosterone. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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