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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.
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

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