Boys and girls(13-19) not only undergo physical changes but also a rapid hormonal change. This is called puberty. This is the time when rapid hormonal changes take place in one’s body. Puberty in girls appears during 10-11 years and 11-13 years in boys. The appearance of secondary sexual characteristics are observed during this phase
Adolescence is the time period between puberty and adulthood. It is often described as the period of stress, storm and pain. This is the time when adolescents not only faces physical changes but also a rapid psychological and emotional change. This happens due to hormonal changes inside the body and may also lead to mood swings and depression.
The various physical changes that take place during this time are discussed below.