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Chapter 3 - Normal and Precocious Puberty

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 January 2023

Naomi S. Crouch
St Michael's Hospital, Bristol
Cara E. Williams
Liverpool Women's Hospital
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Puberty is a critical phase of development during which complex physiological and psychological changes result in the immature child attaining reproductive capacity. The timing of the onset of puberty is related to ethnicity, health, nutrition, environmental and inherited factors. Healthy girls enter puberty between the ages of 8 and 13 years.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2023

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