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How long does puberty last?

Puberty typically lasts for several years, but the duration varies from individual to individual. Most boys go through puberty from ages 12 to 16, and most girls go through puberty from ages 10 to 14. The time it takes for adolescents to reach certain milestones, such as menstruation and facial hair growth, also varies.

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