What is puberty? The condition of becoming capable of reproducing sexually, which is described by maturing of the genital organs and development of secondary sex characteristics.
What are the physical changes? Pubic Hair Oily skin/hair Voice changes for boys Menstrual cycle for girls Growing taller
What are the social changes? Start having feelings for same or opposite sex Becoming more independent Friendship becomes more important Sexual thoughts
What are the emotional changes? Some feel hyper, while others just want to be left alone. Mood swings (happy depressed) Several, but not all, may become a bit rebellious
What causes difference in development? There are several factors that can affect your development during puberty. Some factors are heredity (genetic, passed on from the generations), nutrition (eating healthy food), your weight and fitness level (amount of exercise), and your general health.
What causes growth? Changes in puberty are caused by hormones. Hormones are chemicals made in one part of your body, and are carried through out the bloodstream and causes a change in another part of the body. Hormones are made and released by the endocrine system.
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