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Here are the resources we found for puberty for young people:
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Puberty for Boys
This video explores puberty in boys, talking about what’s happening in your growing body and how to deal with it. Wellcast goes through the stages of puberty and identify the signs of puberty inside and outside your body.
What is Puberty? Decoding Puberty in Girls
Have you started noticing strange things happening to your body? Are you not exactly sure why you’re feeling the way you feel, and not getting any answers from a presentation on sex education? It’s okay!
Awkward Puberty Moments
Daniel J Layton and Eman has joined Childline to chat about awkward puberty moments for boys and how to deal with them.
Puberty can be a confusing time. Jim Chapman is here to share his experiences of puberty and why it’s not as embarrassing as you think it is. Strange things can happen to your body when you’re going through puberty but Jim’s story is one that has been lived a thousand times by a thousand different people. So don’t ashamed about going through puberty. We’ve all been there.
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During puberty, girls start having periods. This is an important part of puberty. If you are worried about your periods, this page will help you know what they are and how they will affect you. On this page you will find information on period pain and mood changes, tampons and sanitary pads, staying active when you have your period and tips to manage your period.
Puberty for Boys
Puberty is something we all go through to help you develop into a young man but it might affect you in different ways. On this page you will find information on what to expect during puberty, masturbation and your penis.
Puberty for Girls
Puberty is something we all go through but it may affect you in different ways. On this page you will find information on what to expect during puberty, changes to your breasts, masturbation and hair removal.
Top 6 Puberty Myths
Everyone has their own experiences during puberty and it can be useful to listen to some advice. However, it’s important to know the facts and what’s just not true. On this page a number of myths are debunked such as masturbation is bad for you, breasts stop growing after puberty, nits in your pubic hair and no period means your pregnant.