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When Does Puberty Start and What Happens To You?

Published: August 28, 2013
Dear When Does Puberty Start and What Happens To You?,
When does puberty start and what will happen to me?

Dear When Does Puberty Start and What Happens To You?,

Puberty for girls generally happens between the ages of 9 and 17. Puberty for guys usually starts between the ages of 10 and 12 and can last as long as 8-10 years.

To learn more about what happens during puberty, go to the Planned Parenthood website and look up the information for Puberty for Girls and Puberty for Guys. You will find information on what happens to your body, moods and thoughts and much more.

If you have any questions about puberty or changes your body is going through you can speak to your parents and/or your doctor. If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-5199 for an appointment with an adolescent medicine specialist or contact your local teen health center or Planned Parenthood. You can also contact your insurance company for a list of in-network providers.

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