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What are the signs of puberty in adolescents and at what age does it occur ?

Hi, My daugher has some pubic hair , she is almost 9 and she does nt have breast developmet yet and she is mediam tall. Is that normal? Could you please explain to me how the puberty signs come out and what age?and should i be warry about her? Thanks.
Mon, 9 Jan 2012
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in girls puberty typically begins at age 10 or 11.first physical sign of puberty in girls is usually thelarche means breast development.next is pubarche means pubic hair developement and then mens and then growth in height.In about 15% of girls, the earliest pubic hair appears before breast development begins.so it may be normal also . you wait some days. if you still not find any development of breast, consult a physician. take care
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