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What are the changes in primary sexual characteristics ?

Primary sexual characteristics are present at birth.
E.g. Ovaries, vagina, testes and penis.

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What are the changes to secondary sexual characteristics ?

SECONDARY SEXUAL CHARACTERISTICS appear during puberty.
Caused by changes to height and shape of body.
E.g. Female breasts and facial hair for males.

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PUBERTY
During ADOLESCENCE, young people experience a period of change called puberty.
When does this start ?

This starts wen the brain release chemicals called HORMONES.