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14 October 2014
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Teenage Transitions

Just when you're at your most self-conscious you're plagued with spots. New hair appears and spreads at an alarming rate. Bits start bulging out all over the place. Or nothing happens at all, and that's even worse!

Take a trip into teenage territory and discover what life's like when you're growing into a grown-up.

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Interactive Body Interactive Body
Take an interactive tour of the teenage body.
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Body Body
Find out why teenagers grow taller, have erections, develop breasts, get spots, smell more and sprout pubic hair.
Growth | Sexual changes | Spots | Boy's Growth | Breast Development | Erections | Girl's Growth | Hair and sweat | Periods | Voice Breaking

Behaviour Behaviour
Are teenagers really more moody? Why do they need more sleep? From rebellion to rows, here's the low-down on life as a teenager.
Love | Moods | Rebellion | Rows | Sex | Sleep

Brain quiz What sex is your brain?
Do you think like a boy or a girl?
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