Early puberty in girls

The case of premature adrenarche

Lorah D. Dorn, Deborah Rotenstein

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

In this article we examine the issue of early puberty in girls. First, a brief overview of normal pubertal development is provided, including the two endocrine components of puberty: gonadarche and adrenarche. Second, we critically discuss the controversy regarding whether puberty truly is occurring earlier in girls. Third, we emphasize one type of early puberty, the case of premature adrenarche (PA). PA is used to illustrate the importance of identifying types of early puberty, evaluating the types to determine causality, determining whether follow-up of early puberty is necessary, and showing the potential ramifications of ignoring this variation in pubertal development. Findings from a pilot study comparing PA and on-time puberty children are used to show the importance of determining whether early puberty is normal in all cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-183
Number of pages7
JournalWomen's Health Issues
Volume14
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2004

Fingerprint

Adrenarche
puberty
Puberty
causality
Causality

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Maternity and Midwifery

Cite this

Dorn, Lorah D. ; Rotenstein, Deborah. / Early puberty in girls : The case of premature adrenarche. In: Women's Health Issues. 2004 ; Vol. 14, No. 6. pp. 177-183.
@article{577ed2c17a294797a63b01ec130d28e6,
title = "Early puberty in girls: The case of premature adrenarche",
abstract = "In this article we examine the issue of early puberty in girls. First, a brief overview of normal pubertal development is provided, including the two endocrine components of puberty: gonadarche and adrenarche. Second, we critically discuss the controversy regarding whether puberty truly is occurring earlier in girls. Third, we emphasize one type of early puberty, the case of premature adrenarche (PA). PA is used to illustrate the importance of identifying types of early puberty, evaluating the types to determine causality, determining whether follow-up of early puberty is necessary, and showing the potential ramifications of ignoring this variation in pubertal development. Findings from a pilot study comparing PA and on-time puberty children are used to show the importance of determining whether early puberty is normal in all cases.",
author = "Dorn, {Lorah D.} and Deborah Rotenstein",
year = "2004",
month = "11",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.whi.2004.08.008",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "14",
pages = "177--183",
journal = "Women's Health Issues",
issn = "1049-3867",
publisher = "Elsevier USA",
number = "6",

}

Early puberty in girls : The case of premature adrenarche. / Dorn, Lorah D.; Rotenstein, Deborah.

In: Women's Health Issues, Vol. 14, No. 6, 01.11.2004, p. 177-183.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Early puberty in girls

T2 - The case of premature adrenarche

AU - Dorn, Lorah D.

AU - Rotenstein, Deborah

PY - 2004/11/1

Y1 - 2004/11/1

N2 - In this article we examine the issue of early puberty in girls. First, a brief overview of normal pubertal development is provided, including the two endocrine components of puberty: gonadarche and adrenarche. Second, we critically discuss the controversy regarding whether puberty truly is occurring earlier in girls. Third, we emphasize one type of early puberty, the case of premature adrenarche (PA). PA is used to illustrate the importance of identifying types of early puberty, evaluating the types to determine causality, determining whether follow-up of early puberty is necessary, and showing the potential ramifications of ignoring this variation in pubertal development. Findings from a pilot study comparing PA and on-time puberty children are used to show the importance of determining whether early puberty is normal in all cases.

AB - In this article we examine the issue of early puberty in girls. First, a brief overview of normal pubertal development is provided, including the two endocrine components of puberty: gonadarche and adrenarche. Second, we critically discuss the controversy regarding whether puberty truly is occurring earlier in girls. Third, we emphasize one type of early puberty, the case of premature adrenarche (PA). PA is used to illustrate the importance of identifying types of early puberty, evaluating the types to determine causality, determining whether follow-up of early puberty is necessary, and showing the potential ramifications of ignoring this variation in pubertal development. Findings from a pilot study comparing PA and on-time puberty children are used to show the importance of determining whether early puberty is normal in all cases.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=10044256606&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=10044256606&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.whi.2004.08.008

DO - 10.1016/j.whi.2004.08.008

M3 - Article

VL - 14

SP - 177

EP - 183

JO - Women's Health Issues

JF - Women's Health Issues

SN - 1049-3867

IS - 6

ER -