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What the heck is going on? The big quiz of puberty

When the puberty train rattles into town, it’s running on its own schedule – but it’s not just the timing that can be a total mystery. Did you know that the tell-tale signs of puberty and periods can be different for you and your besties, and that boys get their own body changes too? (We get boobs, they get balls, huh.)

So if there was an exam on all things puberty, would you pass it? Take our quiz to test what you know – and what you don’t – about growing from a girl into a woman.

Let’s do this!

So what actually *is* puberty?

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Feeling moody and oversensitive right now? This is mostly because…

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Girls can start puberty from as young as eight years old. But when does it *usually* happen?

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Getting whiffy is sure-sign that your body is changing. But roughly how many more sweat glands jump into action during puberty?

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Important hormones are secreted from which gland in the brain during puberty?

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Starting your periods is an important part of puberty. But what’s the real name for it?

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As boys develop, their voices will deepen. But what’s that thing that also becomes more noticeable in their throat?

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Which of these is probably *NOT* a sign of puberty?

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You’ve probs noticed discharge in your knickers. But what does it actually do?

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Can puberty affect your sleep?

Gah! What’s the best way to handle greasy skin and puberty spots?

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Which of these puberty-boob facts is a total FIB?

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Words: Ali Horsfall, Image: Getty

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