Delayed Sexual Development
(Delayed Puberty; Delayed Sexual Maturation)
DefinitionGirls enter puberty between the ages of 8-14. Boys enter this stage between the ages of 9-14. When this stage is late, it is called delayed sexual development.
CausesThis condition can be caused by:
- Constitutional delay—Some children simply take longer than their peers; they will catch up at some point.
- Chromosomal abnormalities:
- Kallmann syndrome
- Hypopituitarism caused by infection, trauma, and central nervous system lesions
Risk FactorsFactors that may increase the chance of delayed puberty include:
- Family history
- Underlying disease:
- Other factors:
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