Puberty (Girls)

Growing Up

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You may have noticed that your body has started to change, that you’ve started to feel differently about things or your relationships are changing. This is all a normal part of puberty.

For girls puberty can begin any time between the age of 8 and 14, though for some girls this may be later.

Remember though, everybody changes at their own rate, and what is happening to one person may not be happening to you yet. This is really normal. Everybody gets there in the end!


It is likely you will start to grow taller, grow hair in different places, start to sweat more, have greasier skin / hair and feel more emotional……

Your breast will start to grow and your hips will get bigger.

You may notice an increase in vaginal discharge prior to your peroid starting. To find out more about periods and how to manage them click on the image below. (PDF Leaflet)

Periods Leaflet

Click the image below to read more about puberty for girls and boys.

Puberty Booklet


For additional information please see links below. 

Girls and Puberty Q&A (NHS)

Top Facts About Puberty (Childline)

Puberty For Girls (Childline)