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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 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

Study investigates link between myocarditis and COVID-19

Study investigates link between myocarditis and COVID-19

Adolescent boys have higher mortality due to unintentional injury, interpersonal violence

Adolescent boys have higher mortality due to unintentional injury, interpersonal violence

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