When a child’s body begins to change to that of an adult too soon, it is called precocious puberty. When bodily changes such as changes in stature and the development of male or female characteristics occur at age 9 in boys and age 8 in girls it is considered precocious puberty.
The development of the body’s ability to procreate, rapid growth of bones and muscles, changes in body shape and size are the salient characteristics of puberty.
The main driving force behind precocious puberty cannot be traced. Seldom, a range of conditions can cause it. These include brain injuries, tumors, hormone disorders, or infections. Medications to prevent rapid growth are usually prescribed.