External And Internal And Physical Changes In Adolescence

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Physical Development Adolescence is a period rapid phases of human development begins at puberty and ends at emerging adulthood. During adolescence, young people go through many changes as they move into physical maturity. There are two types of physical changes during adolescence. They are external and internal. External changes are clearly seen and noticed from outside. For example, Increase in height and weight of the body, growth of sexual organs, appearance of moustache and bread in a male child, etc. Similarly internal changes are the changes that appear in the internal systems of the body such as changes and development of digestive system, circulatory system, respiratory system, glandular system, etc. The growth of height in girls is almost completed by the age of seventeen to eighteen years whereas the growth of height in boys remains two years later than the girls. Physical weight also increases along with their height. Various organs of boys proportionally and gradually increase. There is a growth and development of sex organs in both boys and girls but they are not fully matured for reproduction. Various changes such as increases in the size of penis and testis, sprouting hair around genitals, production of spermatozoa, emergence of moustache and beard, sprouting hair under armpit, change of voice, wet dream, etc. take place in boys. In girls, size of breasts increases, hair sprouts around genital and armpit, size and shape of vagina and uterus increases. …show more content…

Social changes and emotional changes show that adolescent is forming an independent identity and learning to be an adult. It may lead to ambivalence and conflict. They struggle to develop their own identity, dependence upon parents which may give new way to dependent upon peers and

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