Puberty Lasts Much Longer Than We Initially Thought
Scientists believe that the lower and upper limits of adolescence, or puberty, should be shifted, which should last from the tenth to the 24th year.
It was thought that a man grew up when he was 19, but today education lasts longer, and most young people live longer with their parents and do not rely on an early married community. It is believed that puberty begins when the hypothalamus begins to release hormones that activate the pituitary and pubic glands.
Sometimes people are entering puberty at age 14, but today in developed countries, due to the improvement of general health and nutrition, this characteristic period of growing up begins about ten years.
In Britain, girls get first menstruation four years earlier than it was 150 years ago. There are also biological arguments for extending the time of adolescence, according to scientific journals.
The human body continues to develop after puberty. The work of the brain improves during the twentieth century, and a large number of people grow older until about 25 years.
In England, according to official statistics, in 2013, the first age brace for men was 32.5 years, and for women 30.6 years. It’s almost eight years older than 1973.
Policy should take into account changes in society and extend support to young people up to 25 years, scientists believe.