Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options
CDC Home

SallyBODY SMARTZ!

Changes on the inside/changes on the outside

Are your pants too short? Are you tired of being the tallest girl and taller than most of the boys? What is that fuzz over your lip—is it dirt? Is everyone calling you clumsy and klutzy because you trip over your big feet? Does your voice change in the middle of sentence—high one minute and deep the next? And, what is that smell? Are you embarrassed with all the things that are changing about you?

These are signs that you are in for BIG changes ahead. So buckle up, this is going to be quite the thrill ride. Some of these changes might bother you while others might make you happy. All in all, this—PUBERTY—is a natural and normal process—it's just your body doing what it's supposed to be doing! Your body is just preparing you to be an adult. Your body grows faster and changes more than any other time in your life except as a baby. And, everyone goes through it.

Check in with Daniel to find out what's what, and why.

Have Questions? I'm here to help.

Check out these links to learn more about this topic

questions and answersQuestions Answered

Get answers to important questions about this topic.

Under the microscopeUnder the Microscope

Take a closer look at this topic.

Xpert OpinionXpert Opinion

Dan will give you some of his opinions about this topic.

Links: Check these outLinks: Check these out!

Resources that will give you more information about this topic.

Test Your SmartsTest Your Smarts

See how much you know about this topic.

 

 

Contact Us:
  • Division of Population Health/School Health Branch
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    4770 Buford Highway, Northeast, Mailstop K-27
    Atlanta, GA 30341
  • 800-CDC-INFO
    (800-232-4636)
    TTY: (888) 232-6348
  • Contact CDC-INFO
USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Road Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC–INFO
A-Z Index
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
  6. F
  7. G
  8. H
  9. I
  10. J
  11. K
  12. L
  13. M
  14. N
  15. O
  16. P
  17. Q
  18. R
  19. S
  20. T
  21. U
  22. V
  23. W
  24. X
  25. Y
  26. Z
  27. #