Disorders of pubertal development.

  title={Disorders of pubertal development.},
  author={Cristina Traggiai and Richard G. Stanhope},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecology},
  volume={17 1},
Puberty is the period of life during which reproductive capability is acquired. It is characterized clinically by the acquisition of secondary sexual characteristics associated with a growth spurt, and on average takes 3-4 years. Early maturation is defined as the development of sexual characteristics before the age of 8 years in girls and 9 years in boys. Delayed puberty is defined when there are no signs of puberty at the age of 13.4 years in girls and 14 years in boys (2 SD above the mean of… CONTINUE READING


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