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When do women start growing pubic hair?

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Most women begin growing pubic hair between the ages of 8 and 13 years old. This is normally the time when puberty starts to occur.

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Puberty marks the transition from childhood to adulthood. It begins when the pituitary gland, located in the brain, sends a signal to the female ovaries. When this happens, a massive fluctuation in hormone levels causes several changes throughout the female body. Breasts start to develop. Sweat glands become more active, and the skin may become oily, contributing to a rise in acne and other skin blemishes. During this time is also when the growth of pubic hair becomes noticeable. It usually starts with just a few fine hairs, but later becomes thicker and curlier as puberty progresses.

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