How the timing of puberty affects adolescents and young teens
Puberty begins with hormonal shifts
that trigger the development of male and female sex characteristics. In
general, puberty usually starts for girls between the ages of 9 and 11, and for
most boys between the ages of 9½ and 13 years, although the exact age at which
puberty starts varies widely among individuals.
usually very aware of how their development compares to that of their friends.
Any development that varies significantly from the norm can be a source of
great anxiety along with social and emotional struggles.
Q : If I'm sick or feel really wiped out, how do I know if I should just stay in bed or if I need to go to my college health clinic?
A: The distinction is not always clear-cut, but some symptoms are a definite sign you need to check in with your campus clinic:
You have a fever that lasts more than a week. If you have a fever of 102 or higher, go in right away.
You can't hold down any food. If you have severe diarrhea for more than two days or even mild diarrhea lasting a week, it's...