Puberty happens gradually and marks the start of the body developing from a child into an adult. Girls turning into women and boys turning into men. Many changes happen during this time.
Puberty for girls
Learn about the complex physical and emotional changes that occurs to a girl when she becomes a young woman.
Puberty for boys
Learn about the complex changes that occurs to a boy when he becomes a young man.
Depression in teenagers
One in five children and adolescents is affected by mental health problems and disorders. Find out about depression and young people.
Oestrogen, a female sex hormone with many roles, controls puberty, strengthens bones and more. But too much or too little can cause medical problems.
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.
Depression in children
If your child has symptoms of depression, it's best to seek professional help. Find out more about depression and children.
Gender dysphoria is the discomfort a person feels because their biological sex doesn’t match their sense of their own gender identity. There are, however, resources to support people who are experiencing gender dysphoria. Find out more here.
Oestrogen blood test
Many women at some time have a blood test for oestrogen. It might be during pregnancy, if their menstrual cycle is unusual, or for some other reason.
Follicle stimulating hormone
Trusted information about follicle stimulating hormone from leading Australian health organisations, including links to androgen (or testosterone) deficiency.