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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.
‘I just feel like myself’: A nonbinary child in their own words

‘I just feel like myself’: A nonbinary child in their own words

Asthma Awareness: Fighting Asthma in 2021

Asthma Awareness: Fighting Asthma in 2021

PAS 2021: Plenary session on prenatal environmental contaminants and childhood disease

PAS 2021: Plenary session on prenatal environmental contaminants and childhood disease

Medical cannabis use for severe childhood epilepsy may be linked to early puberty

Medical cannabis use for severe childhood epilepsy may be linked to early puberty

Study analyzes trends in age at natural menopause and reproductive life span among US women

Study analyzes trends in age at natural menopause and reproductive life span among US women

New approach could treat infertility caused by abnormal GnRH secretion

New approach could treat infertility caused by abnormal GnRH secretion

Excess total body fat in girls may affect puberty timing, hormones and breast maturation

Excess total body fat in girls may affect puberty timing, hormones and breast maturation

Sheep model may help address fertility problems in women

Sheep model may help address fertility problems in women

Scientists discover mechanism by which epithelial tumors cause maturation defects

Scientists discover mechanism by which epithelial tumors cause maturation defects

People with darker skin disproportionately suffer from acne's psychological impacts

People with darker skin disproportionately suffer from acne's psychological impacts

Research shows link between puberty testosterone levels and the brain’s response to faces

Research shows link between puberty testosterone levels and the brain’s response to faces

Flurry of bills aim to set limits on transgender kids – and their doctors

Flurry of bills aim to set limits on transgender kids – and their doctors

Updated spina bifida guidelines cover care across the entire lifespan

Updated spina bifida guidelines cover care across the entire lifespan

Childhood diet can alter the gut microbiome for life

Childhood diet can alter the gut microbiome for life

Study finds new evidence about the positive role of androgens in breast cancer treatment

Study finds new evidence about the positive role of androgens in breast cancer treatment

Huntington’s disease mutant gene affects brain and body growth in childhood

Huntington’s disease mutant gene affects brain and body growth in childhood

Regulatory policies block transgender and gender diverse individuals from accessing care

Regulatory policies block transgender and gender diverse individuals from accessing care

Study shows long-term consequences of peripubertal stress

Study shows long-term consequences of peripubertal stress

Self-harm among certain primary school-aged children prompts calls for intervention efforts

Self-harm among certain primary school-aged children prompts calls for intervention efforts

Study outlines a new role for pregnancy-associated plasma protein A in gestational diabetes

Study outlines a new role for pregnancy-associated plasma protein A in gestational diabetes