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What causes the increase In hair for girls during puberty?

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More hormones (androgens) cause darker hair on legs, under arms, and around the pubic area. In American culture, many girls start shaving hair on their legs and underarms at this time.

From: Shaving Tips for Teen Girls WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Ramos-e-Silva, M; de Castro, MC; Carneiro, LV Jr., 2001. Wikipedia: "Shaving." Mayo Clinic web site: "Hair removal: Does shaving make it grow back thicker?" Discovery Health web site: "Teens and Shaving." American Academy of Dermatology. Clinical Dermatology,Kidshealth.org:  "TeensHealth: Hair Removal."

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on October 07, 2016

SOURCES: Ramos-e-Silva, M; de Castro, MC; Carneiro, LV Jr., 2001. Wikipedia: "Shaving." Mayo Clinic web site: "Hair removal: Does shaving make it grow back thicker?" Discovery Health web site: "Teens and Shaving." American Academy of Dermatology. Clinical Dermatology,Kidshealth.org:  "TeensHealth: Hair Removal."

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on October 07, 2016

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