Precocious Puberty

Pubertal disorders refer to conditions that affect a child's ability to reach physical and sexual maturity.  These fall into two broad categories: Delayed puberty and Precocious Puberty

Precocious Puberty is defined as the onset of any secondary sexual characteristic.  It is important to evaluate the cause behind these early changes.

For females, precocious puberty is defined as:

  • Breast buds before that age of 8

 For males, it is defined as:

  • Testicular and/or penile enlargement before the age of 9