Late bloomers

When is delayed puberty a cause for concern?

Delayed puberty in girls can sometimes be caused by an underlying condition.

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Puberty is the term given to the period of transition from childhood to adulthood.

It encompasses the physiological and hormonal events leading to the development of secondary sexual characteristics, the pubertal growth spurt, adolescent psychological changes and the resulting potential for fertility.

Of course, the genetic blueprint for this process is laid down long before the processes themselves take place.

It is not uncommon for a parent to express concern that their daughter