The teenage years are also called adolescence. This is a time for growth spurts and puberty changes sexual maturation. A teen may grow several inches in several months, followed by a time of very slow growth. Then they may have another growth spurt. Puberty changes may happen slowly. Or several changes may occur at the same time.
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