What causes puberty?



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    Puberty begins when a hormone is released into your body, causing the sex hormones testosterone (in males) and estradiol (females) to make the physical and emotional changes happen. This normally happens between 12 and 18 for males and 10 to 17 for females. Below is a link to a much more medically correct article all about puberty. 

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    A process known as hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) controls the occurrence of puberty, including when it begins in each person. First, the brain begins by making gonadotropin-releasing hormone. This hormone than causes the pituitary gland to release two more hormones, luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone. It is these two hormones that cause the ovaries to produce estrogen and the testicles to produce testosterone, which are responsible for the respective sexual characteristic development. The adrenal glands begin to create estrogen and testosterone as well, which then result in the physical changes and signs of puberty.

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