Reaching the Age of Adolescence


Define adolescence.


Adolescence is the time period between the beginning of puberty and adulthood. During this period, the body undergoes several changes alongside reproductive maturity. It begins around the age of 11 and lasts till 18 or 19 years of age. The period of adolescence may vary from person to person.

Reaching the Age of Adolescence

Q 1.

Define adolescence.

Q 2.

What is menstruation? Explain.

Q 3.

What is the term used for secretions of endocrine glands responsible for changes taking place in the body?

Q 4.

List changes in the body that take place at puberty.

Q 5.

Write notes on Secondary sexual characters.

Q 6.

Write notes on Adam's apple.

Q 7.

What are sex hormones? Why are they named so? State their function.

Q 8.

Write notes on Sex determination in the unborn baby.