Boys to Men

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About Eva Alessia, D.O.

Dr. Eva Alessia specializes in pediatrics. Her desire to become a doctor was formed as a young child through her own health experiences as well as genuine interest in helping others. As a mother with children of her own, Dr. Alessia connects easily with her patients and their parents drawing on her education and expertise as well as her experience in raising kids.

Happy back to school!  Many schools have a program or a “talk” on puberty for both boys and girls.  However, many families still have a lot of questions.

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Puberty starts at 12 years old on average. It can start as early as age nine. T here are differences among ethnic groups, with African American males starting earlier than other backgrounds.  Puberty in a boy starts with the increase in size of the testicles. A s a boy develops, penis size increases along with growth of pubic hair.  “Wet dreams” may occur. Boys will have a growth spurt about two years into puberty.  The voice “cracks” and “zits” start popping up. Some boys develop faster than others.  Puberty is considered late if the boy is 14 years old.

Puberty can be a very scary time for a young man.  There are so many changes happening! If you would like more info, I will be giving a presentation on puberty in boys. It will be on October 15, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. This presentation is for parents and sons to attend together. The program is free, but you do have to reserve a seat. Please visit rushcopley.com or call 1-866-4COPLEY (1-866-426-7539) for more details!

Have a great school year!

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