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NOTES: Please note that there is a great deal of overlap and repetition between the puberty section and the Endocrinology section.
- Know conversion from inches to centimeters. 1 inch is about 2.5 cm!
- Sexual Maturity Ratings (SMR) and TannerStaging begins with ONE. There’s NO ZERO. Tanner/SMR 1 = Prepubertal
- Experts disagree regarding some SMR descriptions. They definitely can’t agree on the age at which Delayed Puberty is diagnosed. Don’t stress! Questions on the exam should be fairly clear.