Dec 23, 2012 4:48 AM GMT
Doctors are now saying puberty in boys is earlier than in the past, much like girls have been. While all this attention has been focused on early puberty for both sexes (i guess the main concern is bone fusion too early that may cause a short stature, how short is too short?), no one has ever focused on the late bloomer and the problems that causes (low T during puberty can be horrible for boys who dont reach each stage at the appropriate age with their peers)
In my day, Endocrinology (hormone specalist) didnt exist. A boy was reviewed by Psychology if their seemed to be a growth problem. Maybe there really isnt a problem with boys being too early now, its just everyone and parents are more aware of hormone problems like deficiency. I was a late bloomer, about 15 yrs old before i reached, about 3 1/2 yrs behind my peers. As a sign of low T at puberty, long legs and long arms, ive always had trouble building arm muscle. I now monitor my T levels with my PCP, since its all the rage now. I wish more attention be paid to being late, seems to be more problems with it.
So, which were you?
early? "normal"? late?
did you have any ill effects for either when growing up?
here is an article on the concern of earlyness