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Accelerated Sexual Maturation, Male

Last updated Oct. 7, 2020

Approved by: Maulik P. Purohit MD, MPH

Puberty can be termed as a biological and physical process when a child turns into an adult.


The topic Accelerated Sexual Maturation, Male you are seeking is a synonym, or alternative name, or is closely related to the medical condition Precocious Puberty.

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  • Puberty can be termed as a biological and physical process when a child turns into an adult
  • During puberty, physical and sexual characteristics develop in a child. The muscles and bones grow at a fast rate, changes in body shape and size are seen, and the ability to reproduce is achieved
  • Generally, girls attain puberty after 8 years of age and boys attain it after 9 years of age. Early-onset puberty is known as Precocious Puberty, when it occurs before the age of 8 years in girls and before the age of 9 years in boys, due to several factors
  • Treatment of Precocious Puberty depends upon the underlying cause. The prognosis is generally good with appropriate treatment

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First uploaded: June 16, 2017
Last updated: Oct. 7, 2020