Precocious puberty

Precocious (early) puberty refers to the appearance of secondary sexual characteristics before the age of 8 in girls and age 9 in boys. Paradoxically, it may result in tall stature in childhood, but short stature in adulthood. Learn more about the condition, its diagnosis and the different treatment options available.

Sources :

NHS Choices website – early or delayed puberty Last accessed 18/07/2017
Child Growth Foundation website – Premature Sexual Maturation Last accessed 18/07/2017
Patient website – Precocious Puberty Last accessed 18/07/2017
1 Bramswig J, Dubbers A; Disorders of pubertal development. Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2009 Apr;106(17):295-303; quiz 304. Epub 2009 Apr 24.

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Date of preparation January 2018 / ALL-UK-000455