Puberty is a stage of development where your child's body starts to take on adult form. Learn about puberty in girls and how to talk to your daughter about puberty. Puberty is a stage of development. Puberty is marked by physical changes. It involves the onset of sexuality and the ability to reproduce. Breast buds are tender, hard bumps below the skin under the nipple area. Over time, the breasts begin to grow and swell. They will become less tender.
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By Isabelle Loynes and Anna Hodgekiss. A teenager has spoken of her 'total shock' at being told at the age of 17 she had no vagina. Jacqui Beck, 19, has MRKH, an rare syndrome which affects the reproductive system - meaning she has no womb, cervix or vaginal opening. She was only diagnosed after she went to her GP about back pain - and mentioned in passing that she hadn't started her periods. Shock: Jacqui Beck was told at the age of 17 she had no vagina.
At what age do you go through puberty?
Vaginitis is any inflammation or infection of the vagina. It's a common problem in girls and women of all ages. It develops when the walls of the vagina become inflamed because of an infection or irritant. Bacteria, yeast, viruses, and chemicals can cause vaginitis. The most common types are:. Yeast infection. This is caused by one of the many species of fungus known as candida. These normally live in the vagina in small numbers. Candida may also be in the mouth and digestive tract in both boys and girls.
Back to Sexual health. Here are answers to some of the questions girls ask about their bodies. You'll probably start to notice changes from age 10 upwards, but there's no right or wrong time to start.