Pubertal transitions in health.

  title={Pubertal transitions in health.},
  author={George C. Patton and Russell M. Viner},
  volume={369 9567},
Puberty is accompanied by physical, psychological, and emotional changes adapted to ensure reproductive and parenting success. Human puberty stands out in the animal world for its association with brain maturation and physical growth. Its effects on health and wellbeing are profound and paradoxical. On the one hand, physical maturation propels an individual into adolescence with peaks in strength, speed, and fitness. Clinicians have viewed puberty as a point of maturing out of childhood-onset… CONTINUE READING


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