Does precocious puberty have a sexual predilection?

Updated: Nov 30, 2020
  • Author: Paul B Kaplowitz, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Robert P Hoffman, MD  more...
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In a series of more than 200 patients evaluated at a single medical center, CPP occurred five times more often in girls than boys; [18] idiopathic CPP occurred eight times more often. A possible explanation for this difference is that many girls whose puberty is considered precocious are actually healthy girls at the early end of the normal distribution.


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