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Puberty

Puberty is an ordinary part of growing up. Puberty can affect you in different ways and sometimes it can feel confusing, stressful or embarrassing, but remember you’re not alone. Sometimes people might say different things about what happens during puberty, if you’re never not sure it’s best to check out a trusted website or speak to a trusted adult.

Puberty facts:

  • Mood swings are a normal part of puberty. You might feel like you can’t control your feelings. You might feel happy and positive one moment and then grumpy and tearful the next.
  • Having a crush on someone can be a normal part of puberty and growing up. A crush is when you feel strongly attracted to someone and you might think about them a lot and imagine being together or having a relationship with them.
  • Comparing yourself to your friends is normal sometimes but it’s important to remember puberty is an individual journey and your body will develop at its own pace.
  • Most people grow pubic and body hair, and some people grow more hair than others. You can decide whether to remove your pubic or body hair, it’s your decision on what feels right for you, and no one should pressure you to either remove it or leave it.

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