In boys, puberty begins around 12 years as age, but may start as early as 9 years of age. In girls, acne usually starts around 13 years of age. In boys, the testicles and the penis get bigger first. A small amount of breast might develop at this time. In most cases, early puberty is just a variation of normal puberty.
Sometimes (but not always) a medical reason causes delayed puberty. Sometimes the cause can’t be found even after several tests. In some children, a medical cause is found and treated.
For example, Both early and late puberty can run in families. These are some tests your doctor might order for your child: In most children, no cause is found. For example, if the reason for late puberty is lack of hormones, hormone medication can help.
Relationships with parents, friends, and significant others (like a boyfriend or girlfriend) can be rewarding and also frustrating.
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As you grow older you will develop the skills you need to manage stress, but for now, just remember you are in a tough spot and need all the support you can get.
Reach out to adults and friends – there is always someone there who cares for you.This interactive HIV/AIDS Information and Personal Risk Assessment Center can help you to better understand your risks for HIV and learn more about prevention strategies.The survey and learning activities are also available in Spanish.This section is devoted to issues involving emotions and relationships.Being human is an emotional experience – we all have our moments of happiness, sadness, anger, depression, anxiety and a host of others feelings. Why are some feelings harder to handle than others? A few children have pubic and armpit hair long before they show other signs of sexual growth.