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08 June 2010

Male puberty milestones

If you're in your teens, you may feel as if you don’t know your body anymore and you don’t know what to expect from one day to the next. Here's what to expect and when.

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If you're in your teens, you may feel as if you don’t know your body anymore and you don’t know what to expect from one day to the next. Here's what to expect and when. BY ELISE-MARIE RANCRED AND THE HEALTH24 TEAM for YOU Pulse magazine

BOYS AVERAGE AGE AGE WINDOW
1.Testes begin developing 11,5 9,5-13,5
2. Pubic hair appears 12 10-15
3. Penis begins enlarging 12 10,5-14,5
4 Height shoots up 12,5 10,5-16
5. First erection and ejaculation 13 12-16
6. Height growth peaks 14 12,5-15,5
7. Beard appears 14 12,5-15,5
8. Voice breaks 14 12,5-15,5
9. Penis development complete 14,5 12,5-16
10. Pubic-hair growth complete 15,5 14-17
11. Reach adult size 15,5 13,5-17,5

(This is an edited version of a story that originally appeared in YOU Pulse / Huisgenoot-POLS magazine, Autumn 2008. Buy the latest copy, on newsstands now, for more fascinating stories from the world of health and wellness.)

 
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