Puberty

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  • The Causes Of Puberty

    Everyone goes through puberty, but everyone goes through it at different times. Puberty is the time where an adolescent goes through physical changes that bring them to sexual maturity (Hockenbury & Hockenbury, 2014). Most adolescent girls have their first menstrual period at around the age of 12 ½. Breast development begins around the age of 10, and a growth spurt occurs at 12. However, many girls go through puberty at a younger age. Many factors contribute to puberty coming at an earlier age. For example, the time a female’s mother experienced menarche when she was an adolescent is usually the same time the daughter will experience it (Hockenbury & Hockenbury, 2014). Sustenance, well-being, amount of physically demanding activity, weight, and absence of the father in the home life all influence puberty to begin at an earlier age. To me, the lack of a father in the home life causing earlier puberty is very peculiar. The text says it may be the cause of stress, but if a girl has never had a…

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  • Puberty Speech

    What is puberty may you ask? Puberty is a period of time when individuals reach sexual maturity, and then become capable to reproducing. This time of change in your life is something everyone goes through. During these times of hormonal and bodily change, girls begin to ponder sex, love, marriage, and maybe even children. Some even begin to feel like a totally different person, in a totally different body. Many girls become more self-conscious during this time in their lives, while others get…

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  • The Consequences Of Puberty

    Puberty is considered to be a period of transition consisting of both physiological and morphological changes when an individual becomes a fecund adult from a juvenile. All mammals undergo puberty (1) although the precise timing of this event is different for each species. Pubertal onset, in mammals, is governed by the pulsatile release of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) from the hypothalamus. GnRH promotes secretion of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) from…

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  • Adolescence And Early Puberty

    The biological, psychological and social developments associated with puberty within adolescence are directly related to all other experiences and occurrences that are either triggered by or experienced simultaneously with the changes of life. The occurrence of early puberty in both boys and girls will either be a positive or negative experience, in accordance with all other human developmental stages. Conceptually, the bio-psycho-social aspects of early puberty are varied. The onset of early…

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  • Puberty And Development Essay

    “Throughout the high school years, teens develop rapidly. Each year they reach many new milestones. Their changes are obvious, not just in terms of their physical appearance, but also in their thinking and behavior,” said by Amy Morin, a teen expertise. Everyone goes through these phases sometime during their lives while maturing up and puberty, but there are many cases where some people do not go through them. It is different for females and males while going through these phases. Although,…

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  • Puberty At 10: How If Affects Girls

    In the article “Puberty at 10: How If Affects Girls” Scientist have opposite opinions about what is and what is not ordinary in reference to early puberty. There has been a steady decline in the age that children are hitting puberty specifically girls, Becky Holmes happens to be one of them. Scientist’s believe in the importance in finding the cause of early puberty because it could potentially become a health concern for the future. Early puberty not only could become a health risk but, it’s an…

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  • Examples Of Puberty In Catcher In The Rye

    Puberty. What do people think of when they hear that word? For most, flashbacks of acne, growing pains, awkward and uncomfortable bodies, and mental awakenings flow into their minds. Everyone goes through this phase, and the characteristics of maturity are prominent in the novel Catcher In The Rye. Both the protagonist, Holden, as well as his peers experience these changes. Their shoulders broaden, they grow taller, gain weight, produce more oil, smell bad, move away from their parents and turn…

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  • Why Should Parents Teach Children About Puberty

    should teach their children about puberty and sex; I 've came to a realization that it is more important for a child 's parent to speak to them about this big change, because they would rather hear it from them instead of someone else that they do not know, or someone that is just going to tell them tales about what 's going on with their body. Although too I 've came across how children are very shy to be the ones to go up to their parents first and flat out ask them about what 's going on or…

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  • How The Adolescent Brain Changes During Puberty Over The Years

    focus was on how there haven’t been many studies done on how the adolescent brain changes during puberty over the years, but that is slowly changing. The authors also talked about some of the experiments and studies that have been done already dealing with the adolescent brain. The focus of some of these studies ranged from White Matter (WM) and Gray Matter (GM) to the Prefrontal Cortex (PFC). When the authors were talking about WM and GM it was stated that throughout adolescence that in the…

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  • Puberty: How To Navigate Early Development In Today's Girls

    In the book “The New Puberty: How to Navigate Early Development in Today’s Girls”, authors Louise Greenspan, MD, and Julianna Deardorff, PhD write to inform parents, teachers, doctors, family members, and anyone concerned, why puberty is occurring earlier in young girls than it ever has. Just one generation ago, the “normal” onset of puberty was not what it is now. Today, girls are developing faster; features like pubic hair and breast budding are appearing years earlier. Though the time girls…

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