Sexual Maturation

  • Jan Horský
  • Jiří Presl
Part of the Developments in Obstetrics and Gynecology book series (DIOG, volume 3)

Abstract

Menarche, the first menstruation, the typical manifestation of the genital cycle in higher primates is in the life of women a period which — although it is not identical with sexual maturity — is a certain culmination of the previous development of the genital apparatus and its regulatory mechanisms. It is preceded by growth acceleration and the development of secondary sex characteristics.

Keywords

Europe Testosterone Androgen Oestradiol Peri 

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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers bv, The Hague 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Horský
    • 1
  • Jiří Presl
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for the Care of Mother and ChildPragueCzech Republic

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