How Young Can A Little Girl Start Growing Pubic Hair?


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Lia Louis Profile
Lia Louis answered
The age at which little girls start growing pubic hair varies from one person to another, due to a variety of reasons.

While the average age is between 9 and 10, some research indicates that the growth of pubic hair may start at a younger age, in a condition known as precocious puberty. This happens when the onset of the puberty takes place before 7 or 8 years in girls and 9 in boys and is usually difficult for the kids- it can also be a sign of an underlying health problem.

The growth of pubic hair is also accompanied with other signs including underarm hair growth, rapid growth in height, acne, breast development, onset of menstruation and a mature body odour. In some cases,   girls as young as 6 months to 3 years will also show signs of breast development that may disappear later or may continue without the other puberty changes.

The onset of puberty is facilitated by the hypothalamus, which activates the pituitary gland to release hormones to stimulate the production of sex hormones in ovaries in girls and testicles in boys. When it comes to precocious puberty, the condition is caused by factors such as brain’s structural problems, brain injury, infection or problem in thyroid or ovaries.

Parents and guardians should talk to a doctor if their little girls show these signs of puberty before they are 7 or 8 years old.  While some of these changes are noticeable, doctors may perform some tests such as blood and urine test to check on the increased levels of sex hormones.

Other tests that can be carried out include ultrasound, CT scans and MRIs to check whether the condition is caused by tumours in the ovary or brain. Once it has been diagnosed, the child will be provided with the necessary treatment for the cause.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I started growing pibic hair at about age 12 witch is also the age when I got my 1st period but my little soster started growing pubic hair at age 9 and got her period at age 11 (this year) oh and btw I'm 13, but id say you should start growing pubic hair ages 9-13 (somewhere around there.
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Anonymous answered
I started at 9 but I heard they can get them at as low as 6..
Melissa Du toit Profile
Melissa Du toit answered
I was also 7 when I grow my first pubic hair and nw I'm 17 and I have to my hair so its nt hangng out of my panty! My periods startd at 10
ann con Profile
ann con answered
By age of nine I had a thick black bush of hair an my other girl friends were amazed by it because they had no hair growing yet..
Will Martin Profile
Will Martin answered
Puberty in girls starts on average around the age of 10, though 9 is quite usual and some research suggests they are starting to develop younger (maybe due to diet.) However, some children can start before the age of 8, which can be called precocious puberty. You can learn more about this here.
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Anonymous answered
9. Or atleast, I'm 9 right now and have public hair. It can start before 9, I've heard. :D Hope I helped!
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Anonymous answered
I was 5 and I grew a bush. And my mom has pictures.   And now I'm 10 and I have a bush so big it Hangs out on my panties and out of my lululemon spandex short shorts

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