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Delayed Onset of Puberty among Nepali Adolescents


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1 Department of Community Health Nursing, Maitri College of Nursing
2 Department of Physiology, Maitri College of Dentistry & Research Centre
3 Department of Psychiatry, Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, Nepal
4 Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, Nepal
5 Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, Nepal
     

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A comparative survey to assess the onset of puberty was conducted among adolescent male and female students in selected schools of Hemja, Kaski district, Nepal. Probability sampling (Simple Random Sampling) technique was used to select adolescence students' age group of 13-15 years from various schools. Total of 100 adolescence students (50 female and 50 male) were interrogated by administering questionnaires. SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Science) version 11.5 was used for analyzing the data. It was found that mean age of pubertal changes among male was 13.16 years where as normal age of onset of puberty is 12 years. There was early voice change but delayed in growth of facial hair, armpit hair and pubic hair, increase in size of testicle and ejaculation. Among female it was found mean age of pubertal changes was 12.68 years where as normal age is 10 years; which shows that there is delayed onset of puberty in female. The appearance of breast bud, growth of armpit hair, pubic hair, hip growth&menarche was at right age.

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Onset of puberty, Adolescent
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Authors

Jaita Mondal
Department of Community Health Nursing, Maitri College of Nursing
Tirthankar Ghosh
Department of Physiology, Maitri College of Dentistry & Research Centre
Sandhya Shrestha
Department of Psychiatry, Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, Nepal
Anita Gurung
Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, Nepal
Poonam Gurung
Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, Nepal
Sophiya Lama
Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, Nepal
Shirak Ashriti Malla
Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, Nepal

Abstract


A comparative survey to assess the onset of puberty was conducted among adolescent male and female students in selected schools of Hemja, Kaski district, Nepal. Probability sampling (Simple Random Sampling) technique was used to select adolescence students' age group of 13-15 years from various schools. Total of 100 adolescence students (50 female and 50 male) were interrogated by administering questionnaires. SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Science) version 11.5 was used for analyzing the data. It was found that mean age of pubertal changes among male was 13.16 years where as normal age of onset of puberty is 12 years. There was early voice change but delayed in growth of facial hair, armpit hair and pubic hair, increase in size of testicle and ejaculation. Among female it was found mean age of pubertal changes was 12.68 years where as normal age is 10 years; which shows that there is delayed onset of puberty in female. The appearance of breast bud, growth of armpit hair, pubic hair, hip growth&menarche was at right age.

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Onset of puberty, Adolescent

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