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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.
The Endocrine Society recommends avoiding hormone therapy for transgender children before puberty

The Endocrine Society recommends avoiding hormone therapy for transgender children before puberty

Breakthrough study suggests ways to develop treatments for rare genetic skin disease

Breakthrough study suggests ways to develop treatments for rare genetic skin disease

Machine learning algorithm effectively identifies individuals with probable familial hypercholesterolemia

Machine learning algorithm effectively identifies individuals with probable familial hypercholesterolemia

Research: Alternative pathway to production of male hormones is present during human fetal development

Research: Alternative pathway to production of male hormones is present during human fetal development

Environmental estrogen burdens babies in mothers' wombs

Environmental estrogen burdens babies in mothers' wombs

Researchers show how food estrogen migrates through the placenta

Researchers show how food estrogen migrates through the placenta

New study shows why women's natural fertility curve goes up and down

New study shows why women's natural fertility curve goes up and down

Maternal obesity accelerates rate of aging of metabolic problems in offspring

Maternal obesity accelerates rate of aging of metabolic problems in offspring

Study: Obese boys have double the risk of having children with asthma

Study: Obese boys have double the risk of having children with asthma

AGS patients more likely to suffer from sexual dysfunction, shows study

AGS patients more likely to suffer from sexual dysfunction, shows study

Acne may be a natural, transient inflammatory state when facial skin is exposed to microbes

Acne may be a natural, transient inflammatory state when facial skin is exposed to microbes

Developing a highly predictive genetic risk score for type 1 diabetes

Developing a highly predictive genetic risk score for type 1 diabetes

Taller people at lower risk for type 2 diabetes

Taller people at lower risk for type 2 diabetes

Brain networks develop differently in boys and girls at puberty, research shows

Brain networks develop differently in boys and girls at puberty, research shows

Testosterone-containing nasal spray offers promising alternative for people suffering from 'low T'

Testosterone-containing nasal spray offers promising alternative for people suffering from 'low T'

Fast food may be a prime culprit in teenage depression

Fast food may be a prime culprit in teenage depression

Researchers gain new insights into types of germ cell tumors

Researchers gain new insights into types of germ cell tumors

Researchers identify compounds that influence time to sexual maturity and lifespan

Researchers identify compounds that influence time to sexual maturity and lifespan

Study links bone strength to timing of puberty

Study links bone strength to timing of puberty

Stem cell study provides insight into development, maintenance of the skin

Stem cell study provides insight into development, maintenance of the skin