Learning Objectives

2.1 Summarize the physical changes that accompany puberty in boys and girls.

2.2 Describe adolescents’ experience of puberty and its influence on their relationships with parents.

2.3 Examine the effects of pubertal timing on adolescents.

2.4 Analyze influences on pubertal timing.

2.5 Discuss common health problems in adolescence and ways of promoting health.