Health Sciences 2711A/B Lecture Notes - Puberty, Social Change

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In most cases, adolescence is always de ned as puberty; the physical changes a person"s. Adolescence: the transition between childhood and adulthood body undergoes around 12-16 years old. Hormonal, height, weight, and body composition changes take place within every person"s body. Puberty with respect to biological changes is universal and is an normative age-graded in uence. In some cases, the time puberty happens shifts into being early or coming later with the in uence of different factors such as cultural, psychological, and environmental factors. Some of these factors include growing up in a low. Ses neighbourhood, low educational attainment, and one"s ethnicity. Despite all these factors, puberty is unavoidable and is a completely normal time in a human being"s lifespan. As critical thinkers, we need to open our minds and not only associate puberty with physical changes, as social and emotional changes take place during the adolescent period in one"s life.

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