Understanding Puberty by u4C1dI


									Understanding Puberty

   Caroline Chang, MD
                What is it?

• Your body changes from being a child to an
  adult (aka—you can have a baby)
What causes it?
          When does it start?
• Girls-ages 9-14
• Boys-ages 10-17
• Varies based on weight, race, genetics
 How do I know when its happening?
• Look for changes in your body……
                 Like What?
•   Breast development
•   Growth spurt
•   Change in body shape
•   Change in sweat glands
•   Pubic/armpit hair
•   Vaginal discharge/menstruation
•   Changes in emotions

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