What happens to my body during puberty?

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1. Changes to your body

We’re here to explain a lot of the changes. Puberty causes a whole load of things to happen on the inside and on the outside of your body.

Some of them are great, some of them are annoying and some of them are just plain weird. But don't worry, we're here to explain all the changes that occur and help you understand just what's happening to your body.

And don’t worry if you haven’t seen any signs in your body yet – you will. But if you’re worried about anything, talk to an adult you trust about it.

2. Hormones - what are they good for?

Puberty is kicked off by something called hormones – chemical messages that tell your body what to do…

3. Boys vs Girls

Some aspects of puberty affect only boys or only girls. Find out more by clicking on the boy or girl below.

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4. What else happens during puberty?

Puberty affects your body in a lot of different ways. Find out more about these changes by clicking the images below.

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5. Just dance

Exercise can be a great way of coping with the stresses and strains of puberty. Don't take our word for it though - ask the gorilla...

6. The perfect sleep

Which of these age groups requires the most sleep?

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7. Did we miss anything?

In the final part of our puberty round up we're looking at why we get spots and what happens to our voices as we get older.

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