Patient EducationNov | 20 | 2019
Delayed puberty is when your daughter does not show the first signs of gonadal puberty by the time she is 13 years old.
Normal puberty is when children’s bodies start to grow and develop into young adult bodies. Girls usually start to go through puberty between the ages of 8-13 years. When your daughter starts to go through puberty, her gonads (ovaries) and adrenal glands(glands that sit on top of the kidneys) release hormones. These hormones cause the first signs of puberty, which are breast development, body odor, underarm hair, pubic hair and acne (pimples). Over time, girls will develop later signs of puberty, such as a growth spurt followed by starting their menstrual periods.
There are 2 types of puberty that make up the entire pubertal process. These are:
There are 2 types of delayed puberty, which are: