Early Puberty Directory
Early (precocious) puberty in girls occurs before age 8 and in boys before age 9. Signs of early puberty include body hair growth, body odor, acne, growth spurts, and more. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about what causes early puberty, how to cope, and more.
Becoming a Woman - Changes in Your Body
While these changes might make you feel unsure of yourself at times, they can also be exciting. You are becoming a young woman! Learning about what is going on with your body will help you get through these changes.
The Basics of Acne
What is acne? Get the basics on this skin condition from the experts at WebMD.
Women's Hormones and Oral Health
Learn from WebMD how hormones impact a woman's oral health, including her risk for gum disease and tooth decay.
Blossoming Too Early?
American girls are reaching puberty younger than ever.
The Facts about Puberty (for Guys)
There are a few things guys should understand about their bodies when they are going through puberty.
Helping Your Child Cope With Precocious Puberty
Tips on helping a child with early puberty understand their developing body.
Obesity and Early Puberty: What's the Risk?
Can obesity in children as young as 2 or 3 raise the risk of early puberty? See what the experts think.
Diagnosing and Treating Early Puberty
Understanding what doctors look for in diagnosing early puberty and what treatments can stop it.
Slideshows & Images
Stages of Puberty
See what to expect as your child goes through puberty. Find out about the changes you'll see including growth spurts, acne, and more.
Slideshow: Stages of Puberty
Girl to Woman: Your Changing Body During Puberty
See these signs of puberty for young girls. Find out what happens during puberty including acne, breast changes, growth spurts, and more.
Slideshow: Girl to Woman: Your Changing Body During Puberty