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4 Puberty Changes Only Girls Experience

Oestrogen and progesterone are the two main hormones responsible for the changes in girls.
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1. Hips widen
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2. Breasts start to grow
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3. Periods (menstruation)
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You can start your period and you could experience premenstrual tension (PMT) in the week or days just before your period. To find out more download this “Periods – what you need to know” leaflet.

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4. Changes in your vagina
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Your vagina changes and you’ll start to produce a clear or white liquid or discharge – this is normal and is how your vagina keeps clean and healthy.

If the discharge is yellow, smells, or your vagina feels itchy, you should see your doctor as you might have an infection. If you notice more discharge, it might be a sign that your period is going to start soon.

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