Q:

At what age do boys stop growing?

A:

Quick Answer

Most boys stop growing taller by age 16, although muscle development continues into their late teen years. When boys stop growing, it signals the end of puberty. The growth plates close at this time.

Know More
At what age do boys stop growing?
Credit: Bloom Productions Taxi Getty Images

Full Answer

Boys hit their growth spurt at about age 11, and they can grow up to 4 inches a year for two years. Most of a boy's growth takes place between ages 12 and 15. Boys experience other physical changes during puberty, including the development of facial, pubic and underarm hair. A boy's voice deepens, his Adam's apple grows larger and his genitals fully develop during this period.

Learn more in Human Anatomy

Related Questions

  • Q:

    At what age do you stop growing in height?

    A:

    Both boys and girls stop growing in height at the end of puberty. This makes the age slightly different for girls and boys; girls typically reach the end of puberty around age 17 to 18, and boys at the age of 18 to 20.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    When do people stop growing?

    A:

    Boys usually stop growing at around the age of 16, while girls often stop between 14 and 15 years old. The exact time when people stop growing varies, however, and muscles may continue to grow even after a person stops growing taller.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    At what age does a girl stop growing?

    A:

    On average, girls reach their final adult height and stop growing by age 14 or 15, though this figure skews either younger or older depending on when puberty begins. Most girls experience a growth spurt between ages 10 to14, and a female's rate of growth peaks around two years after puberty begins, which is usually around age 12.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    When do men stop growing?

    A:

    Most males have reached their full height by age 16, but their muscles still grow. Much of the height increase comes from a growth spurt between ages 12 and 16. During this period, boys often add as many as 12 inches. They also put on weight, and this gain typically ranges from 15 to 65 pounds.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore