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Growing up and puberty for boys

Puberty is the time when your body develops ready for adulthood. It is not only a time of rapid physical growth but also a time when you may experience many emotional and social changes.

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Most boys will start puberty aged 12-15 however some will be earlier or later. At first you may notice you are growing body hair, rapidly growing and your voice may be changing. These are all normal signs of growing up.

You may have anxieties about growing up and may worry about your changing body. Talking to other people such as friends, parents and health professionals can help. 


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Find out about

Puberty [NHS Choices]

Puberty changes for boys [Childline]

Teenage boys health [NHS Choices]