Can I go to the doctors to see if im done with puberty? im 19
Where can you go to see if youre done with puberty
Nobody can tell you 100% if you are done. Doctors can certainly tell if you haven't reached the final stages of puberty however.
Google "Tanner Stage", or look that up on Wikipedia. That's how I learned.
I think being "done with puberty" depends on your definition of "done". I'm 16, and according to the stages my pubic hair pattern and my penis growth are probably full adult and done. But I don't have to shave yet at all, so am I done with puberty yet or not? (It depends on what you want to consider "done".)
Or, is puberty something you "reach". I read in a book where as soon as you are producing healthy sperm that could get a girl pregnant (usually about age 14) you've "reached puberty".
Only mother nature knows for sure..
A doctor can give you an educated guess
It's really a matter of semantics, and I'm not sure there is a clear definition of when puberty is to be considered as over. Originally puberty simply referred to the growth of pubic hair, and was indeed simply something you reached. It has later been used to indicate either the transition to reproductive potential (and therefore is presumably done when a male can ejaculate viable sperm and a female can conceive), or the bodily changes in adolescence (which could be taken as including such late changes as male chest hair).
Originally Posted By: rockoutbabyCan I go to the doctors to see if im done with puberty? im 19
Yes, a doctor can tell you if you're done with puberty. But all the doctor will do is examine you and compare your development with the Tanner stages of puberty, which you could really do yourself. If you've reached Tanner Stage 5, you're considered done with puberty. You can find the different Tanner stages online right here on A2A: http://www.afraidtoask.com/?page_id=159
<i>My avatar is a picture of my own sperm under a microscope. Pretty cool huh?</i><br />Drugs are garbage. I'm high on my own testosterone.
There's a tanner stage calculator that should give you a rough approximation of where your development is.