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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.
New findings may help kick-start aging immune system

New findings may help kick-start aging immune system

Immature mood neurons develop during adolescence

Immature mood neurons develop during adolescence

Augusta vision scientist receives grant to learn more about keratoconus’ causes and treatments

Augusta vision scientist receives grant to learn more about keratoconus’ causes and treatments

Research reveals gaps in the girls' knowledge and absence of support during puberty

Research reveals gaps in the girls' knowledge and absence of support during puberty

Study demonstrates how teenage students benefit from delayed school start times

Study demonstrates how teenage students benefit from delayed school start times

Childhood adversity can impact brain development and behavior

Childhood adversity can impact brain development and behavior

Bariatric surgery can be safe, effective treatment for teenagers with obesity

Bariatric surgery can be safe, effective treatment for teenagers with obesity

Children with long-term obesity have increased arterial stiffness by their late teens

Children with long-term obesity have increased arterial stiffness by their late teens

Testicular tissue cryopreservation offers hope for young men at risk of infertility

Testicular tissue cryopreservation offers hope for young men at risk of infertility

Exposure to EDCs can affect sexual development and reproduction of future generations

Exposure to EDCs can affect sexual development and reproduction of future generations

Taking vitamin D and E during pregnancy may 'reduce likelihood' of asthma

Taking vitamin D and E during pregnancy may 'reduce likelihood' of asthma

Ambiguous genitalia in newborns may be more common than previously thought

Ambiguous genitalia in newborns may be more common than previously thought

MDMA has been shown to improve PTSD symptoms, but how?

MDMA has been shown to improve PTSD symptoms, but how?

Researchers uncover mechanism that initiates sexual organs maturation

Researchers uncover mechanism that initiates sexual organs maturation

Altering gut microbiome may be potential treatment option for PCOS

Altering gut microbiome may be potential treatment option for PCOS

Boys with obesity enter puberty at earlier age, shows study

Boys with obesity enter puberty at earlier age, shows study

A call for more comprehensive research models to study different aspects of puberty

A call for more comprehensive research models to study different aspects of puberty

Researchers to examine how sexual trauma increases HIV risk in women

Researchers to examine how sexual trauma increases HIV risk in women

Onset of puberty depends on gap between parents' and child's height

Onset of puberty depends on gap between parents' and child's height

Study may have important implications for refining parenting during child's adolescence

Study may have important implications for refining parenting during child's adolescence