What is adolescence?

Adolescence is a period of life when body undergoes changes leading to reproductive maturity.



In easy language,

Adolescence is the period between childhood and adulthood.

Period between 11 to 18 years is called adolescence

Since this period covers the ‘teens’ (13 to 18 or 19 years of age), adolescents are also called ‘teenagers’.

 

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What is Puberty?

The time when adolescents become sexually mature and capable of reproduction  is called puberty

Girls attain puberty around age of 10-12 years

 

Men obtain puberty around 12-13 years

 

Different changes in human body during adolescence is called Puberty like increase in height,change in voice,development of reproductive organs etc

Let’s look at them in the next post.

 

Questions

NCERT Question 9 (3) - Word game : Use the clues to work out the words.

Protruding voice box in boys

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NCERT Question 2 - Word game : Use the clues to work out the words.

Protruding voice box in boys

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NCERT Question 9 (7) - Word game : Use the clues to work out the words.

Endocrine gland attached to brain

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  2. Chapter 10 Class 8 - Reaching The Age Of Adolescence

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