Adult Consequences of Self-Limited Delayed Puberty

  title={Adult Consequences of Self-Limited Delayed Puberty},
  author={Jia Zhu and Yee-Ming Chan},
This review summarizes evidence that self-limited delayed puberty, largely considered to be benign, may in fact have both detrimental and protective effects on adult health. Delayed puberty is a common condition defined as the lack of sexual maturation by an age ≥2 SD above the population mean. In the absence of an identified underlying cause, the condition is usually self-limited. Although self-limited delayed puberty is largely believed to be a benign developmental variant with no long-term… 

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