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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.
Early gender-affirming hormone therapy for transgender teens leads to better mental health

Early gender-affirming hormone therapy for transgender teens leads to better mental health

Starting hormone treatment in adolescence linked to better mental health in transgender people

Starting hormone treatment in adolescence linked to better mental health in transgender people

Parents of adolescents get more sleep when middle and high schools start about an hour later

Parents of adolescents get more sleep when middle and high schools start about an hour later

Excessive intake of simple sugar in adolescents could be a risk factor of psychiatric disorders

Excessive intake of simple sugar in adolescents could be a risk factor of psychiatric disorders

Hormone levels in the womb before birth linked to the risk of developing migraine in adulthood

Hormone levels in the womb before birth linked to the risk of developing migraine in adulthood

Antipsychotic drugs associated with increase in risk of breast cancer

Antipsychotic drugs associated with increase in risk of breast cancer

Researchers investigate the perception of gender from children's voices

Researchers investigate the perception of gender from children's voices

Researchers use embryonic stem cell model to study genetic architecture in the hypothalamus

Researchers use embryonic stem cell model to study genetic architecture in the hypothalamus

VR can provide a valuable treatment modality for adolescents' psychological distress

VR can provide a valuable treatment modality for adolescents' psychological distress

Early weight loss may protect future fertility of young boys with obesity

Early weight loss may protect future fertility of young boys with obesity

Young people with cancer face inequalities in fertility preservation services across the UK

Young people with cancer face inequalities in fertility preservation services across the UK

Low-level laser treatment can stimulate hair follicles and hair growth, expert finds

Low-level laser treatment can stimulate hair follicles and hair growth, expert finds

Women exposed to high levels of PFAS more likely to stop breastfeeding early

Women exposed to high levels of PFAS more likely to stop breastfeeding early

Researchers build the ovarian environment using mouse stem cells

Researchers build the ovarian environment using mouse stem cells

Early androgens related to childhood gender nonconformity in boys

Early androgens related to childhood gender nonconformity in boys

'Forever chemicals' may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes in Latino girls, study finds

'Forever chemicals' may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes in Latino girls, study finds

Metabolic changes take an unexpected path through the human life course

Metabolic changes take an unexpected path through the human life course

Metabolism peaks much earlier and starts to decline later than you might think

Metabolism peaks much earlier and starts to decline later than you might think

Study finds new pair of gene variants that causes sudden onset of hypertension in pregnant women

Study finds new pair of gene variants that causes sudden onset of hypertension in pregnant women

Umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells show promise to treat muscular dystrophies

Umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells show promise to treat muscular dystrophies