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Does delayed or precocious puberty run in families?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Often, delayed puberty runs in families. Most individuals with this condition eventually develop normally. Precocious puberty can also run in families, though it is less common than delayed puberty. Early puberty is commonly related tumors and nervous system defects.

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