Adolescent age now starts from 10 and lasts up to 24


She told the channel that this social change needs to inform policy, including extending youth support services until the age of 25.

We used to consider adolescence ending at age 19, but now scientists in the United Kingdom think we should consider the period of development as lasting from ages 10 to 24. The transition period from childhood to adulthood lasts far beyond age 19, when it is popularly thought to end.

According to the BBC, young people continuing their education for longer, as well as delayed marriage and parenthood, has pushed back popular perceptions of when adulthood begins. With the change in mindset is turning out as the major impact on this age limit.

In an opinion piece published Wednesday in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal, researchers argue that defining adolescence as ending at age 19 (this is the standard defined by the World Health Organization), "has long posed a conundrum".

Puberty starts when your brain starts to release a hormone that activates your body's pituitary and gonadal glands. The age of mensuration in girls shows a drop down of 4 years in the past 150 years.

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While the brain would start thinking more maturely after 20 years of age, humans are in a rush to achieve the maximum in as minimum age as possible. Still, other laws are all over the place - people get their driver's license at 16, but can't rent a auto until age 25.

Another change of society is that the adults are delaying their marriage and parenting which lets to the change of this age.

Currently, young adults are also getting married and having kids at a later age. Stay tuned to us for more updates and feeds like this.