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Puberty is the maturation stage a person goes through when they develop secondary sexual characteristics. Usually, puberty occurs between the ages of 8 and 12 years in girls and between 9 and 14 years in boys.
Study reveals how ovaries maintain a female's fertility

Study reveals how ovaries maintain a female's fertility

Boys and girls who experience earlier puberty have increased risk of self-harm

Boys and girls who experience earlier puberty have increased risk of self-harm

Study examines the mental health of adolescents before and after the pandemic lockdown

Study examines the mental health of adolescents before and after the pandemic lockdown

Growth hormone associated with early puberty and future breast cancer risk

Growth hormone associated with early puberty and future breast cancer risk

Stone age instinct and daily stress have left disproportionate number of women in agony

Stone age instinct and daily stress have left disproportionate number of women in agony

Oxytocin can aid in the control and prevention of osteoporosis

Oxytocin can aid in the control and prevention of osteoporosis

Children exposed to trauma show biological signs of aging faster

Children exposed to trauma show biological signs of aging faster

Study shows connection between blood pressure and eye health in young children

Study shows connection between blood pressure and eye health in young children

Differences in accumulation of genetic mutations could help predict lifespan, fertility

Differences in accumulation of genetic mutations could help predict lifespan, fertility

Hormone systems can be adapted after social niche transition in adulthood

Hormone systems can be adapted after social niche transition in adulthood

New methods to study the impacts of puberty suppression in brains of transgender youth

New methods to study the impacts of puberty suppression in brains of transgender youth

Findings provide new insights into future cancer treatment

Findings provide new insights into future cancer treatment

Environmental chemicals linked to changes in the gut microbiome and health

Environmental chemicals linked to changes in the gut microbiome and health

Scientists create a detailed map of how carcinogens trigger breast cancer development

Scientists create a detailed map of how carcinogens trigger breast cancer development

Discovery of new type of immune cell in breast ducts

Discovery of new type of immune cell in breast ducts

Health concerns over fracking chemical that may cause adverse effects in male sex hormones

Health concerns over fracking chemical that may cause adverse effects in male sex hormones

Factors causing childhood obesity differ for wealthier and poorer countries

Factors causing childhood obesity differ for wealthier and poorer countries

California isn’t testing enough children for lead, prompting legislation

California isn’t testing enough children for lead, prompting legislation

Men who had early puberty at higher risk of type 2 diabetes

Men who had early puberty at higher risk of type 2 diabetes

Weight gain could lower woman’s chances of getting breast cancer before menopause

Weight gain could lower woman’s chances of getting breast cancer before menopause