Puberty begins in boys at the age of 12-14 years and ends at 18-20. Under the action of male sex hormones, that are actively produced by the testes,

Puberty in boys [Male]

Puberty begins in boys at the age of 12-14 years and ends at 18-20. Under the action of male sex hormones, that are actively produced by the testes, and under the control of pituitary gland experiences a rapid growth, an increase in muscle mass and strength, forms the male body and stature. Other secondary sex characteristics manifest as well: facial hair growth, increases of the epiglottis, coarsens his voice. A person acquires “male” traits (diagram 123). The production of spermatozoa and sperm begins. Happens its involuntary secrete during sleep, that is called wet dreams. This is a physiological phenomenon, which indicates that the boy became a young man. Taken from http://worldofschool.org

Diagram 123. Changing of the boy’s face: a) prior to puberty; b) two years after puberty

But talk about his readiness to start a family at 14-16 years old and fulfillment of the corresponding social functions of the father is still too early.

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