Adrenarche is the specific period of time during puberty in which a person's (typically a male) voice deepens, pubic hair grows, oil glands become more active, and body odor is more prominent. This developmental milestone is the masculine equivalent of when girls get their first period (menarche) which usually begins at around the age of 12 . This is accompanied by overall body growth, muscular development, and a greater interest in sexuality,

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