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Spot signs of puberty

Menarche is appearance of the first menstrual period. It heralds the onset of puberty. In majority of women, the usually accepted age for attaining menarche is between 11 to 14 years.

health-and-fitness Updated: May 03, 2010 02:12 IST
Dr Kavan Lakdawala
Dr Kavan Lakdawala
Hindustan Times
Hindustantimes

Menarche is appearance of the first menstrual period. It heralds the onset of puberty. In majority of women, the usually accepted age for attaining menarche is between 11 to 14 years. However, recent reports indicate that the age of menarche is slowly reducing in our country. The appearance of secondary sex characters heralds the onset of puberty.

In girls, the breast size increases, the vaginal, axial hair make their appearance and external genitals increase in size. Their height also increases. Attraction towards opposite sex also develops then, and the body develops feminine contours. The age of puberty is slightly delayed in boys. It is not called menarche.