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Hair is adult in type, distributed as an inverse triangle. There may be hair on the inside of the thighs.

Mature stage size may vary in the mature stage. The breast is fully developed. The contours are distinct and the areola has receded into the general contour of the breast.

Source-. Table adapted and reproduced from W.A. Marshall and J.M. Tanner, Variations in the pattern of pubertal changes in girls, Archives of Disease in Childhood, 44 [1969], pp. 291-303. Copyright 1969 by BMJ Publishing Group.

Source-. Table adapted and reproduced from W.A. Marshall and J.M. Tanner, Variations in the pattern of pubertal changes in girls, Archives of Disease in Childhood, 44 [1969], pp. 291-303. Copyright 1969 by BMJ Publishing Group.

between ages 11 and 11.5, but can begin as early as age 9.5 (Brooks-Gunn & Reiter, 1990). Similar to girls, the most common classification of testicular and pubic hair development in males is Tanner's 5 stages of development (Marshall & Tanner, 1969), as illustrated in Table 16.2. Pubic hair growth begins on average at about age 12, however, 41% of boys are in Tanner Stage 4 of testicular growth when initial pubic hair growth begins. The average length of time between initial genital growth and

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