Gonadarche

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Gonadarche refers to the first gonadal changes of puberty.[1] The ovaries in girls and the testes in boys begin to grow and increase the production of the sex steroids.[2]

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  1. Roger J. R. Levesque, Encyclopedia of Adolescence, Volume 1 (New York: Springer, 2012), p. 1196
  2. Marianne J. Legato, Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine (Amsterdam: Academic Press, 2010), p. 26