Abnormal Pubertal Development

Normal puberty in girls begins between eight and 14 years of age. The stages of puberty typically progresses from increased skeletal growth and breast budding to the growth of pubic hair, underarm hair and finally, menstruation.

When development falls outside of these general guidelines, a girl can be assessed for premature or atypical puberty. Special focus is given to hormonal imbalances, undiagnosed syndromes or malformations, and neurologic causes.

North Shore-LIJ gynecologists are experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of abnormal puberty. For more information on premature or atypical puberty, or to schedule a consultation, please contact the Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York at 516-390-9258.  For an emergency call 911 or go to the Cohen Children's Medical Center Emergency Room.