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How do you tell what tanner stage of puberty you are if your a girl?


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July 26, 2009 8:01PM

; Tanner I : no pubic hair at all (prepubertal Dominic state) [typically age 10 and younger] ; Tanner II : small amount of long, downy hair with slight pigmentation at the base of the penis and scrotum (males) or on the labia majora (females) ; Tanner III : hair becomes more coarse and curly, and begins to extend laterally ; Tanner IV : adult-like hair quality, extending across pubis but sparing medial thighs ; Tanner V : hair extends to medial surface of the thighs === === ; Tanner I : no glandular tissue; areola follows the skin contours of the chest (prepubertal) [typically age 10 and younger] ; Tanner II : breast bud forms, with small area of surrounding glandular tissue; areola begins to widen ; Tanner III : breast begins to become more elevated, and extends beyond the borders of the areola, which continues to widen but remains in contour with surrounding breast ; Tanner IV : increased breast size and elevation; areola and papilla form a secondary mound projecting from the contour of the surrounding breast ; Tanner V : breast reaches final adult size; areola returns to contour of the surrounding breast, with a projecting central papilla.