Puberty is when your body changes from a child to an adult.

Puberty usually starts between the ages of 8 and 16 years and can last anywhere from 18 months to 5 years.

Although everyone’s experiences of puberty will be different, most changes are experienced by everyone. For some people these changes will start early and for others they will start later.

If you’re worried or struggling with puberty, seek help from an adult you trust, a doctor or a support service.

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Do you have questions about puberty?
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