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Should I consult my doctor about my child's puberty development?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Puberty is a common and important stage of development for adolescents. Consult your doctor if you or your child has any questions about the process. If your child begins puberty prior to age nine for boys or age eight for girls, or if your child does not yet exhibit physical changes related to puberty by age 16 for boys and 14 for girls, you should consult your doctor. Also, contact your doctor if your child develops any other uncommon symptoms.

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