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Tanner's stages

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Scales for stages of sexual development in puberty. There are two:

Tanner's stages of puberty in girls are based on breast size and shape and pubic hair distribution.

Tanner's stages for male genitalia development are based on the size and shape of the penis and scrotum, and on pubic hair development.


  • J. M. Tanner:
    Growth of Adolescents. Oxford : Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1962.
  • W. A. Marshall, J. M. Tanner:
    Variations in the pattern of pubertal changes in boys.
    Archives of Disease in Childhood, London, February 1970, 45 (239): 13-23.
  • W. A. Marshall, J. M. Tanner:
    Variations in pattern of pubertal changes in girls.
    Archives of Disease in Childhood, London, June 1969, 44 (235): 291-303.

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