Physical and Biological Aspects of Puberty

  • Michelle P. Warren


Puberty is a complex biological and maturational event, spans many years, is characterized by marked physical changes which prepare the body for reproduction, and is not well understood in terms of its onset. Menarche (the first menstrual period) occurs fairly late in this maturational process. Since menarche is such a salient event for the pubertal girl, it has been studied with more intensity than the other events of puberty.


Anorexia Nervosa Clinical Endocrinology Biological Aspect Adrenal Androgen Gonadotropin Secretion 
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  • Michelle P. Warren
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  1. 1.Departments of Medicine, and Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Physicians and SurgeonsColumbia University; and St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital CenterNew YorkUSA

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