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Journal:   HORMOZGAN MEDICAL JOURNAL   SPRING 2007 , Volume 11 , Number 1 ; Page(s) 65 To 69.
 
Paper:  PUBERTY AGE IN GIRLS, BANDAR ABBAS, IRAN (2000)
 
Author(s):  FAZLI A.*, MOUSAVI SEYED MOHAMMAD, NAMAZI SH., ZARE SHAHRAM
 
* MEDICAL SCHOOL, HORMOZGAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, BANDNR ABBAS, IRAN
 
Abstract: 
Introduction: Puberty is a stage of human growth with physical, sensational and cognitional changes. Numerous studies have been conducted about different aspects of puberty by psychologists, legal experts and jurisprudents. The studies show that puberty tends to different social and legal consequences and puberty age is related to factors such as race and socioeconomic status. In this study, puberty age is investigated in Bandar Abbas with a specific geographic condition. Methods: In this descriptive study, 8 schools were randomly selected as clusters of 9 to 13 years old, from both educational negions of the city. A predesigned questionnaire for mental, psychological and physical changes was completed for each student. For statistical analysis, Hest and analysis of variance with significance level of 0.5 ware used.
Results: Results show a significant difference between age of those with physical puberty and without physical puberty (P< 0.05). There was also, a significant difference between mental and psychological grade mean in different age groups.
This difference was higher in 11-year age group, especially between 9 and 10 year age group with 11-year age group. On the other hand, a significant relationship between age and religious puberty was clear, but there was not a statistical relationship between mental and physical puberty.
Conclusion: Results of this study reveals that, puberty age, based on integration of mental, psychological and religious puberty, is between 12 and 13 years old with average of 12.6. This age is in agreement with physical puberty. It seems that social and religious low for girls in this geopraphic region such as religious duties celebration should change from 9-years old to an upper age.
 
Keyword(s): PUBERTY, PHYSICAL PUBERTY, MENTAL PUBERTY, RELIGIOUS PUBERTY
 
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