Both males and females stop growing in height at the end of puberty. Girls or young women can reach their final adult heights when they are between the ages of 14 and 15. Girls also go through a major growth spurt between 10 and 14 years of age.
The physical growth of women can depend on factors, such as heredity, sex and environmental issues. Nutrition and any illnesses can also be factors that affect height.
Although girls tend to be shorter than boys, the adult height reached by a woman can also be related to her parents' heights. A formula given to determine adult height for a woman is to take the father's height and subtract 5 inches from it, add the mothers height to this and then divide by two to get a height estimation of plus or minus two inches.