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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.
Connecticut HIV/AIDS advocates, teenagers call for passage of bill that would provide grants for comprehensive sex education

Connecticut HIV/AIDS advocates, teenagers call for passage of bill that would provide grants for comprehensive sex education

Developmental changes during the teenage years raise men's heart disease risk

Developmental changes during the teenage years raise men's heart disease risk

Boys are twice as likely as girls in the U.S. and Asia to receive growth hormone

Boys are twice as likely as girls in the U.S. and Asia to receive growth hormone

Warning about chemical found in plastic bottles and food containers

Warning about chemical found in plastic bottles and food containers

Soy appears to protect against development of breast cancer

Soy appears to protect against development of breast cancer

More Canadian children are surviving cancer

More Canadian children are surviving cancer

Pediatricians alerted to the developmental nature of underage drinking in special journal supplement

Pediatricians alerted to the developmental nature of underage drinking in special journal supplement

Sixty-two per cent of Africans do not have access to a proper toilet

Sixty-two per cent of Africans do not have access to a proper toilet

Baby products linked to raised chemicals levels in babies urine

Baby products linked to raised chemicals levels in babies urine

Pollution disrupts puberty in girls

Pollution disrupts puberty in girls

Bone mineral content continues to increase in obese adolescents during weight loss

Bone mineral content continues to increase in obese adolescents during weight loss

Sex, drugs and diet top issues parents want doctors to discuss with kids

Sex, drugs and diet top issues parents want doctors to discuss with kids

UK Doctors failing gender disordered children

UK Doctors failing gender disordered children

Male and female doctors have divergent views on women and depression

Male and female doctors have divergent views on women and depression

Gender differences in liver cancer

Gender differences in liver cancer

Relationship of female sex hormones to mood states and disorders merits better research

Relationship of female sex hormones to mood states and disorders merits better research

New studies on brain and behavior from the world's leading scientists

New studies on brain and behavior from the world's leading scientists

Brain differences found in adolescents with mental illness

Brain differences found in adolescents with mental illness

Discovery of key lupus gene

Discovery of key lupus gene

AstraZeneca receives six months pediatric exclusivity patent extension for ARIMIDEX (anastrozole)

AstraZeneca receives six months pediatric exclusivity patent extension for ARIMIDEX (anastrozole)