By now, you’ve probably heard a bunch of talk about puberty. But what is puberty exactly? Simply put, puberty is a time of physical and emotional change that happens as children grow and mature.
Another way of answering the question ‘what is puberty’ is that it’s when your organs develop so that your body can reproduce. By the end of puberty, girls have started ovulating - or releasing an egg once a month from the ovaries - and boys have developed sperm. If an egg is fertilized by sperm, pregnancy will start.
Puberty is a time full of lots of exciting changes – both physical and emotional. However, while thrilling, it can also be a little baffling. After all, you’re experiencing a lot of new things you’ve never experienced before. This can leave you with a lot of puberty questions. We’re here to help you find some answers.