Pubertal disorders refer to conditions that affect a child's ability to reach physical and sexual maturity. These fall into two broad categories: Delayed puberty and Precocious Puberty
Most commonly, late puberty does not indicate a health problem, however, sometimes it may be a sign of pathology.
For females, delayed puberty is defined as:
Lack of breast development by age 13
Lack of menstruation by age 16
Lack of menstruation ≥ five years after initial breast development
For males, it is defined as: