Puberty is the time in your life when you
start to grow and change into an adult. During this time, your body goes
through a lot of changes.
For most girls, these changes start
between the ages of 9 and 11. But every girl's body has its own timeline. For
example, you may start to go through puberty before any of your friends do.
This is normal. All girls and boys go through puberty at their own pace.
you go through puberty, your body will start to make a lot more estrogen. This
is a hormone that helps you become and look like a woman.
During this time, you will
see your body change in many places. For example:
As you go through puberty, you may be worried or confused
about all of the changes in your body and how they may change the way you look,
feel, and relate to others. At times, you may:
All these feelings are normal. Most girls feel this way at
one time or another as they go through puberty. But if you feel discouraged or
sad or have questions about what is happening to your body, talk to your
parents or another adult you trust. They can help you get through this time.
And they might even share what it was like when they went through similar
Puberty is a normal part of growing up. There are some things you
can do to treat your body well and make this an easier and exciting time in
Build healthy habits
Hormone changes that are taking place in your body make
your skin more oily and cause you to sweat more. Sometimes these changes can
cause you to have body odour and get pimples.
Find ways to reduce stress
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Current as of:
July 26, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
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