Physical Changes - Puberty

by Kirskaye
Last updated 5 years ago

Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
Psychology
Grade:
8

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Physical Changes - Puberty

~ Facial Hair: this usually becomes noticeable about half way through puberty or a little later. Boys will start to grow hair on their faces, e.g moustaches. ~ Voice: the androgens (hormones that control male characteristics) causes his larynx (voice box) to grow and his vocal cords to get longer and thicker, which makes his voice deepen.~ Shoulders Broaden and Muscles Develop: one of the most noticeable changes during puberty is that boys will experience muscle growth and their shoulders will broaden.~ Wet Dreams and Erections: during puberty, most boys go through times where they wake up with an erection. They may have a sexually arousing dream, which is called a 'wet dream'.

Physical Changes (Tinana)

Changes in Males

~ Breasts Develop: for most girls, breast development is the first sign of puberty in girls. This can happen before age 9 in some girls, but later in others.~ Hips Widen and Waists Slim: the widening of the hip bones and the slimming of a girl's waist occurs to help women carry and give birth to children. This usually happens between the ages of 12 and 14. ~ Periods (menstruation): most girls start their periods 12 or 13 years old, although some may start earlier or later. Menstruation is a sign that a girl is physically capable of becoming pregnant and it usually lasts for 5 days. A women usually stops having her period between the ages of 45 and 51.

Changes in Females

Changes in Both Genders~ Acne: this is a common annoyance for everyone during puberty. This is because our skins are getting oilier and we start to sweat more often.~ Pubic Hair and Underarm Hair: during puberty, hair begins to grow in the pubic area (the area between the legs and around the genitals) and under the arms. Pubic hair will become thick and very curly.~ Body Odour: as we enter puberty, the hormones stimulate the glands in our skin and the sweat glands under the arms. Once the sweat and bacteria on our skins get together, it can smell pretty bad.~ Testosterone/Oestrogen (Hormones): Testosterone is the hormone that causes most of the changes in a boy's body during puberty. Oestrogen is the hormone that prepares a girl's body to start periods.

Physical Development before emotional.

It's growing!!!

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