Puberty refers to the start of sexual maturation. Puberty is the time when the child experiences physical, hormonal, and sexual changes and becomes able to reproduce. At this time children grow quickly, get body hair, and have other body changes. Adolescence is the time of transition between puberty and adulthood.

Topics in sexuality and children include:

  • menstruation
  • premenstrual syndrome
  • sex education for boys and girls
  • sexuality and the disabled child
  • teen birth control

Visit these websites for more information:

Especially for Teens: You and Your Sexuality - American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) fact sheet -, US Department of Health and Human Services

Sexual Health - Teens Health, The Nemours Foundation

When Your Teen Is Having a Baby - Kids Health for Parents, The Nemours Foundation


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