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How long does puberty last in a female?

Puberty is the period of physiological and sexual maturation in humans and is traditionally thought of as occurring from age 10–14 in girls and age 12–16 in boys. However, the exact timing of when puberty begins in females can vary widely and the length of time before it is completed can extend anywhere from 2–5 years.

Generally speaking, puberty in a female typically starts with breast development and ends with the growth of pubic hair and her first menstrual period. As puberty progresses throughout this time period, a female will experience physical and hormonal changes, including the growth of body hair, changes in skin tone and texture, and an increase in height.

Additionally, females will go through psychological developments such as increased emotional sensitivity and mood swings, as well as developing their sexual identity. Overall, puberty in a female can last anywhere between 2-5 years before they hit physical and emotional maturity.

How do you know puberty has ended for a girl?

The end of puberty for a girl is typically marked by the onset of her menstrual cycle. This usually happens between the ages of 12 and 14, though in some cases it can begin earlier or later. Other physical signs of the end of puberty include the development of breasts and a change in body shape due to body fat redistribution.

In terms of psychological development, the girl will also begin to develop more adult social skills, such as being able to maintain relationships and take responsibility for her own feelings and behaviors.

Additionally, she will start to become more independent and able to think abstractly. To know for sure when the girl has completed puberty, it is best to ask her doctor where she can talk over any concerns or questions she might have.