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Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2010 Sep 30;8:115. doi: 10.1186/1477-7827-8-115.

Determinants of menarche.

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Third Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens School of Medicine, Attikon University Hospital, Haidari, Athens 12462, Greece.

Abstract

Menarche is a milestone in a woman's life as it denotes the start of reproductive capacity. Aim of this report is to review the recent developments and the current knowledge in the neuroendocrinology of pubertal onset and the factors, genetic and environmental, that influence menarcheal age. We also review the implications of early or late menarcheal age on a young woman's life.

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20920296
PMCID:
PMC2958977
DOI:
10.1186/1477-7827-8-115
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