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Female Puberty: Definition, changes and factors affecting it.

Puberty is a developmental process by which a fully competent adult reproductive capacity is established.

In the US, it usually occurs in girls between 8 and 13 years of age, whereas in Nigeria between 9 and 13 years.

Physical changes in puberty

  • Thelarche
  • Pubic hair growth
  • Axillary hair growth
  • Growth spurt
  • Menarche

Breast budding (thelarche) is the first sign of puberty.… Read More “Female Puberty: Definition, changes and factors affecting it.”