Puberty and Body Image

Age at menarche in Canada: Results from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children & Youth  B. Al-Sahab et al., BMC Public Health, November 2010

Body mass index and timing of pubertal initiation in boys  J.M. Lee et al., Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, February 2010

Comparison of clinical, maternal, and self pubertal assessments: Implications for health studies  M.B. Terry, Pediatrics, July 2016

Development's tortoise and hare: Pubertal timing, pubertal tempo, and depressive symptoms in boys and girls  J. Mendle et al., Developmental Psychology, September 2010

Early adolescent friendship selection based on externalizing behavior: The moderating role of pubertal development. The SNARE study  A. Franken et al., Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, November 2016

Exposures to endocrine-disrupting chemicals and age of menarche in adolescent girls in NHANES (2003-2008)  D.E. Buttke et al., Environmental Health Perspectives, November 2012

The falling age of puberty in U.S. girls: What we know, what we need to know  S. Steingraber, Breast Cancer Fund, August 2007

Growth and development of male external genitalia: A cross-sectional study of 6200 males aged 0 to 19 years  A. Tomova et al., Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, December 2010

Has age at menarche changed? Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2004  M.A. McDowell et al., Journal of Adolescent Health, March 2007

Interactive roles of pubertal timing and peer relations in predicting social anxiety symptoms among youth  H. Blumenthal et al., Journal of Adolescent Health, April 2009

Is sexual maturity occurring earlier among U.S. children?  S.S. Sun et al., Journal of Adolescent Health, November 2005

Like girls, boys are entering puberty earlier  P. Neighmond, Shots: Health News from NPR, December 24, 2012

Longitudinal development of secondary sexual characteristics in girls and boys between ages 9½ and 15½ years  E.J. Susman et al., Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, February 2010

Risky decision-making in adolescent girls: The role of pubertal hormones and reward circuitry  Z.A. Op de Macks et al., Psychoneuroendocrinology, December 2016

Self-assessment of height, weight, and sexual maturation: Validity in overweight children and adolescents  K. Lee et al., Journal of Adolescent Health, September 2006

Social and school connectedness in early secondary school as predictors of late teenage substance use, mental health, and academic outcomes  L. Bond et al., Journal of Adolescent Health, April 2007

Socioeconomic status and age at menarche: An examination of multiple indicators in an ethnically diverse cohort  J. Deardorff et al., Annuals of Epidemiology, October 2014

Timing and rate of spheno-occipital synchondrosis closure and its relationship to puberty  A. Alhazmi et al., PLoS One, October 2017

Trends of child's weight perception by children, parents, and healthcare professionals during the time of terminology change in childhood obesity in the United States, 2005-2014  T. Sugiyama et al., Childhood Obesity, December 2016