2nd October 2019


What is the physical development of adolescence?

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT. During adolescence, young people go through many changes as they move into physical maturity. Early, prepubescent changes occur when the secondary sexual characteristics appear.

So, what are the changes that occur during adolescence?

Adolescence is a time for growth spurts and puberty changes. An adolescent may grow several inches in several months followed by a period of very slow growth, then have another growth spurt. Changes with puberty (sexual maturation) may occur gradually or several signs may become visible at the same time.

What are the physical changes that occur during puberty?

Physical changes that occur during puberty in girls
  • Development of breasts. Between the ages of 8-13 years, girls start developing breasts.
  • Appearance of hair in the armpit. During puberty, hair begins to grow in your arm pits.
  • Widening of hips and appearance of pubic hair.
  • Growth spurt.
  • Onset of menstruation.
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