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What happens during puberty?

Dawn Marcus
Neurology
During puberty, physical changes occur as the child moves into adulthood and becomes capable of reproduction. It is a monumental transition in the human lifecycle. The gonads (ovaries in girls and testes in boys) mature and release sex hormones, leading to important changes in the skin, brain, muscles, bones, and sex organs.
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