The Girls' Growing Up in the Lord

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Question

At what age does a girl develop her pubic hair?

Jenny (age 14)


Answer

It is not at a particular age, but at a developmental stage when your pubic hair begins to show. For girls it starts about the same time your breasts begin to form. Doctor Tanner called this "Stage 2." The early pubic hairs are fine, soft, and not very thick. As you continue to develop they will become more numerous, darker, and take on a coarser feel. See the Tanner Stage Calculator for Girls to determine approximately what stage you have reached in your development.