What are the changes that occur during puberty?
The very first sign of change during puberty among girls is the development of their breasts. They may feel an occasional soreness under the nipples as the breasts continue to grow. Do not worry, as this is normal. The girls’ bodies also become curvier and they gain weight on their hips. One of the biggest changes an adolescent girl experiences is having her first period.
When boys reach puberty, their testicles and penis usually get bigger. Their muscles grow, their shoulders become broad, and their voice deepens. They also grow facial hair.
Adolescent boys and girls may also start to get acne. They may also experience a rapid increase in height for the next 2 or 3 years or until they reach adulthood.
Growing hair is also a common sign of puberty among both boys and girls. They will usually see small patches of hair growing under their arms and on and around the genitals. The hair starts out looking thin and scattered. As they go through puberty, it becomes longer and thicker.