Puberty

how has puberty changed in teens in the US

What is puberty?

Puberty is when boys and girls begin to change physically. Puberty causes facial hair, height, acne, and privates to grow larger.

Changes in puberty over the years

Boys are hitting puberty 6 months to 2 years earlier than before. Girls are slowly hitting puberty faster than they were before. The average puberty age for boys was 12-13 years old now it is 9-10 years old. The average puberty age for girls in the 1980's was 12.5 years old now it is 10.5 years old. Puberty is slowly getting faster in the United States.