A tweenager, or tween, is a young person between the age of from 10-12 or 11-14 . From this stage they are still developing. Sometimes the term tween often used in the United states for middle schoolers who are aged between 11-14.
Timing of pubertyEdit
On average, girls begin puberty at ages 10–11; boys at ages 12–13. Girls usually complete puberty by ages 16–17, while boys usually complete puberty by ages 18–19. The major landmark of puberty for females is menarche, the onset of menstruation, which occurs on average between ages 12–13; for males, it is the first ejaculation, which occurs on average at age 14-15.In the 21st century, the average age at which children, especially girls, reach puberty is lower compared to the 19th century, when it was 15 for girls and 16 for boys. This can be due to improved nutrition resulting in rapid body growth, increased weight and fat deposition, or eating meat from animals which have been dosed up with estrogen. Sexual attraction to tweenagers or people going through puberty is called hebephilia. Also note https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/gradeschool/puberty/Pages/Delayed-Puberty.aspx (95 % of boys start puberty at age 9-14 I'm showing evidence by the link above)
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