Female puberty milestones

If you're in your teens, you may feel as if you don’t know your body anymore and you don’t know what to expect from one day to the next. Here's what to expect and when.
BY ELISE-MARIE RANCRED AND THE HEALTH24 TEAM for YOU Pulse magazine

GIRLS AVERAGE AGE AGE WINDOW
1. Breast start developing 10 8-13
2. Height shoots up 10 8-13
3. Pubic hair appears 10,5 8-14
4. Height growth peaks 11,7 10-13,5
5. First period 12,5 10,5-15,5
6. Breast development complete 14 10-16
7. Pubic hair growth complete 14,5 14-15
8. Reach adult size 13 10-16

(This is an edited version of a story that originally appeared in YOU Pulse / Huisgenoot-POLS magazine, Autumn 2008. Buy the latest copy, on newsstands now, for more fascinating stories from the world of health and wellness.)

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