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Hair sprouts in new places, body odours develop and young bodies change throughout puberty. For girls, this means the beginning of menstruation and budding breasts. For boys, this might mean a changing voice and facial hair. Follow the links below to find BootsWebMD's comprehensive coverage about the signs of puberty, when it usually begins, how to deal with it and much more.

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Girls who begin menstruating at an early age are at greater risk of experiencing depression during adolescence, according to a new study.

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    Children face many learning activities in their early years, but one that parents may often overlook is how a child deals with embarrassment as they get older.

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