Puberty for girls
During puberty, the female body changes. Learn more about the physical and emotional changes you may experience when going through puberty.
Puberty for boys
The male body changes during puberty. Find out about the physical and emotional changes you may experience as you go through puberty and adolescence.
Helping your child through puberty
Puberty can cause different emotional changes. Learn more about how to navigate the challenges of puberty and what support is available.
Growing up to a young adult can be exciting, but can also be tough for a lot of teenagers. Find out what to expect during puberty, and learn about health issues including acne, eating disorders, glandular fever and more.
Oestrogen is a female sex hormone with many roles, including controlling puberty and strengthening bones. But too much or too little can cause medical problems.
Gender incongruence is the term used to describe when your gender is different to when you were born. There are resources to support you. Find out more here.
Klinefelter (XXY) syndrome
Klinefelter (XXY) syndrome symptoms includes small genitals and infertility. Around 1 in 500 males have Klinefelter syndrome, but most are unaware.
Follicle stimulating hormone
Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) is made by the pituitary gland in the brain. Find out what it does and when your FSH blood level may be tested.
Find out about the treatments for gynaecomastia – the development of enlarged breasts in males - also sometimes called 'man boobs'.
Gigantism is a rare condition that causes children to grow abnormally fast and tall. It can be treated successfully, but there may still be symptoms.