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At what age do girls start growing pubic hair?
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
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In brief: Puberty
Once a girl is making hormones in order to menstruate, then the process is set in order for hair to begin to grow.
This will usually occur around 11-12 years of age but may be a bit earlier or a bit later.

In brief: Puberty
Once a girl is making hormones in order to menstruate, then the process is set in order for hair to begin to grow.
This will usually occur around 11-12 years of age but may be a bit earlier or a bit later.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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In brief: It varies
Puberty for girls usually starts with breast buds on average at age 10y pubic hair starts any where from age 10-12 yrs.

In brief: It varies
Puberty for girls usually starts with breast buds on average at age 10y pubic hair starts any where from age 10-12 yrs.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Gradual transition
There are thin fuzzy hairs present in the pubic area in girls from early childhood.
As the adrenal glands make a subtile change in hormonal output about 6-8 you will see this fuzz darken/thicken and eventually take on the character of pubic hair, but that endpoint is gradual. It can precede the normal marker for starting female puberty (nipple enlargement) by a couple years.

In brief: Gradual transition
There are thin fuzzy hairs present in the pubic area in girls from early childhood.
As the adrenal glands make a subtile change in hormonal output about 6-8 you will see this fuzz darken/thicken and eventually take on the character of pubic hair, but that endpoint is gradual. It can precede the normal marker for starting female puberty (nipple enlargement) by a couple years.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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