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Pubertal Timing

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\"Flower boy\" (on the right) - In 70-80% of cases, gender confusion will clear up on its own, Credit: Recoplado/Wikimedia Commons
Does It Really Help?
I remember feeling some attraction to girls in Grade 2, but it really wasn't until Grade 8 that everything fell into place. I'm talking about puberty. Before high school, I was a boy and not a young man. I didn't consider myself abnormal. Yes, many boys in Grade 8 had deeper voices, as well as... Read More
For girls, the age of puberty has been falling since the 19th century. The same period has seen a similar decline for boys (source) In the United States and other Western countries, girls have been reaching puberty at earlier and earlier ages. A recent longitudinal study has examined this trend in white Americans born between... Read More
Whom will she choose? (source) There has been much talk about two findings from a recent study: (a) boys reach puberty at different ages in different ethnic groups and (b) boys are reaching puberty earlier now than in the recent past. The first finding is in line with previous studies: The second finding is new:... Read More
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