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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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Thumbnail: Early maturing girls ‘at greater risk of depression’

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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    If you can't decide between declaring your love for your classmate or hiding in your room all day, relax. This is a time of massive change, and it's normal to have conflicting feelings. Understanding what's happening will help you cope.Puberty is the process of growing from a boy into a young man. Your voice gets deeper, your body gets bigger, hair grows everywhere, and you have itchy balls and uncontrollable erections.

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