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Puberty is a time of significant changes in adolescence, both physically and emotionally. In this episode we discuss the physiology and hormonal triggers for puberty. We review normal pubertal development, some normal variations, as well as when to be concerned about early and delayed puberty. We also review resources that can be used to talk to your child and prepare them for the changes they can expect during this time.

This episode written by Drs. Lena van der List and Dean Blumberg.

We thank Dr. Stephanie Crossen, a Pediatric Endocrinologist at UC Davis Children's Hospital, for reviewing this episode, although Drs. Lena and Dean take full responsibility for any errors or misinformation.

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