Teen Physical Development

Developing teens will experience drastic mental and physical changes.Teens should be aware of the changes that they go through physically to learn to cope with their new body. .

The changes are of course different for a teen boy and girl and this makes them different from the other. Here are a few guidelines that will help them move smoothly through this phase.

Physical Changes in Girls:
As girls start growing, there is a distinct change in their physical appearance. This includes the development of breasts, which starts between the age of 9 and 10 years. The development is complete when they reach 18 to 19 years old. Girls also start their menstrual cycle at the age of 13, and it can also begin as early as 11 or 12 years old.

Physical Changes in Boys:
Between the age of 9 or 10, boys notice an increase in their penis and scrota size. They mature completely by the age of 16.

Pubic Hair:
Pubic hair development is common for both boys and girls. Girls develop pubic hair at the age of 10, under their armpit and legs. Boys develop pubic hair a little later.

Body Weight and Height:
Both boys and girls grow in height, but boys grow by 4” in one year and girls grow by 3”. Girls tend to put on more fats and boys put on more muscle weight.

When it comes to voice change in boys, their voice starts cracking during around the age of 14. There is no such voice change in girls.

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