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Growing up and puberty for girls

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 girls will go through puberty from 10-14 however some will be earlier or later. You may notice changes in your body such as your breasts and body hair growing and getting taller. You will also have periods. These are normal signs of you developing.

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

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Useful information

Puberty [NHS Choices]

Puberty changes for girls [Childline]

Teenage girls health [NHS Choices]