Puberty is the name for the time when your body goes through changes and you begin to go from being a child to an adult. Your hormone levels will change; you will develop breasts, grow taller, and start your menstrual periods. Puberty in girls usually starts between 8 and 13 years of age, however, it can also be normal for girls to start puberty before 8 or after If you are late or early, check with your primary care provider. During puberty, the same changes happen to all girls, but the time they happen is different for every girl. These changes are all part of becoming a woman. They are something to celebrate! Your breasts will start to grow. The areola is the dark area surrounding your nipple.
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But most of the time it's nothing to worry about, says a new report from a leading group of U. It's not uncommon for young children to show certain traits associated with puberty, including some pubic hair, underarm hair and the beginnings of breast development, said Dr. Paul Kaplowitz, who led the American Academy of Pediatrics report. He said early signs of sexual maturation are one of the most common reasons that children are referred to pediatric endocrinologists—specialists in treating hormone-related disorders.