The timing of normal puberty and the age limits of sexual precocity: variations around the world, secular trends, and changes after migration.

@article{Parent2003TheTO,
  title={The timing of normal puberty and the age limits of sexual precocity: variations around the world, secular trends, and changes after migration.},
  author={A S Parent and Grete K Teilmann and Anders Juul and Niels Erik Skakkebaek and Jorma Toppari and J Bourguignon},
  journal={Endocrine reviews},
  year={2003},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={668-93}
}
During the past decade, possible advancement in timing of puberty has been reported in the United States. In addition, early pubertal development and an increased incidence of sexual precocity have been noticed in children, primarily girls, migrating for foreign adoption in several Western European countries. These observations are raising the issues of current differences and secular trends in timing of puberty in relation to ethnic, geographical, and socioeconomic background. None of these… CONTINUE READING
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