Boys will typically go through puberty as they grow and develop into young adults. Sometimes boys go through puberty later than we expect. Learn about the causes and symptoms of delayed puberty in boys.
Delayed puberty is when your son does not show the first signs of puberty by the time he is 14 years old.
Normal puberty is when children’s bodies start to grow and develop into young adult bodies. Boys usually start to go through puberty between the ages of 9-14 years. When your son starts to go through puberty, his gonads (testes) and adrenal glands (glands that sit on top of the kidneys) release hormones. These hormones cause the first signs of puberty, which are an increase in the size of the testes and length of the penis, body odor, underarm hair, pubic hair and acne (pimples). Over time, boys will develop later signs of puberty, such as increased muscle mass, stronger bones, a deeper voice and a growth spurt.
There are 2 types of puberty that make up the entire pubertal process. These are:
There are 2 types of delayed puberty, which are: