Rebecca Liu
What's the difference between "puberty" and "adolescence?
Oct 19, 2012 10:10 AM
Answers · 3
Puberty is a relatively short, 1 to 3 year, period when the growing child undergoes changes which result in sexual maturity, usually around age 12 years. Adolescence is a considerably longer period, perhaps 8 to 10 years, which begins in late childhood, and during which the child slowly matures physically and psychologically from a child to a young adult. It is roughly equivalent to the teenage years in many societies.
October 19, 2012
* puberty =sexual maturity * adolescence =age of puberty
October 19, 2012
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