Trends in pubertal development in Europe.

  title={Trends in pubertal development in Europe.},
  author={S M de Muinich Keizer and Dick Mul},
  journal={Human reproduction update},
  volume={7 3},
The secular changes in growth and maturation can be seen as indicators of socio-economic and health status. In most European countries the age of onset of puberty and of menarcheal age has been decreasing during the past few decades. The duration of puberty seems also to decrease, though few studies provide sufficient data to support this postulation. The… CONTINUE READING