Anatomy of female puberty: The clinical relevance of developmental changes in the reproductive system

  title={Anatomy of female puberty: The clinical relevance of developmental changes in the reproductive system},
  author={Caroline Colvin and Hussein Abdullatif},
  journal={Clinical Anatomy},
Puberty is the period of biologic transition from childhood to adulthood. The changes that occur at this time are related to the increasing concentrations of sex steroid hormones. In females, most pubertal changes are caused by estrogen stimulation that results from the onset of central puberty. Significant development occurs in the organs of the female reproductive system and results in anatomic changes that characterize reproductive maturity. Adrenal and ovarian androgens also increase during… 

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