Gynecologic Health

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about prevention and wellness for women.

What is puberty, and at what age does a girl experience it?

Clinical Nurse Practitioner Amanda Fox discusses puberty and when girls experience it. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


Puberty is a time in life when the body starts changing from childhood to adulthood, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Hormones cause many changes in the body, including the growth of breasts, pubic hair, pimples, menstruation, and more, according to the AAP.

For girls, puberty usually starts between age 8 and 13, but there is no correct time for it to begin, according to the AAP. Every person experiences puberty differently and changes in their own way, at their own pace.

For more information about puberty and when it starts in girls, talk with your physician.

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Source: Rashmi Bolinjkar, MD, Upper Valley Womens Center; Jeremy Crouch, MD, Womens Health Specialists and Midwives of Dayton; Heather Hilkowitz, MD, Hilltop Obstetrics and Gynecology; Amanda Fox, CNP, Dulan and Moore Dulan Family Wellness Center; Kathryn Lorenz, MD, Hyatt Family Care; William Rush, MD, Lifestages Samaritan Centers for Women; Jerome Yaklic, MD, Wright State Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center; Amy Renshaw, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; J. Scott Bembry, Premier OB/GYN; L. William Rettig, III, MD,Lifestages Centers for Women; Elyse Weber, PA, Lifestages Centers for Women; Rhonda Washington, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Stacy Hudepohl, CNM, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Larry Holland, DO, Premier Womens Center

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