YOUTH CORNER

What is the meaning of puberty?

Puberty refers to the period during which adolescents reach sexual maturity and become capable of reproduction.

This stage is experienced between the ages 8 -13 for girls, and 10 - 15 for boys. Some individuals may go through puberty earlier or later. During this time, the body undergoes various changes.

Boys and girls experiencing adolescence will notice that they will grow bigger and taller, their genitals will mature, and hair will start growing in different parts of their body.