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During adolescence, the body goes through physical and hormonal changes. What term is given to these changes?

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During adolescence, the body goes through physical and hormonal changes. What term is given to these changes? (A) Infancy, (B) transitions, (C) puberty, or (D) adaptations.

This question is asking us about adolescence, which is the time during which changes take place as a child develops into an adult. Both males and females experience physical and hormonal changes during this time in their lives.

Some examples of changes in females include the development of breasts and the widening of hips. Females often start menstruating, or having periods, during adolescence. These changes in females are caused by the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone.

Physical changes in males include the growth of facial hair and the deepening of the voice. Sperm production also begins. The changes in males are mainly caused by the hormone testosterone.

Some changes that occur are common in both males and females, for example, the growth of pubic hair and underarm hair. Emotional changes are also common in both sexes, for example, feeling stressed and short tempered.

The term “puberty” is used to describe the changes that occur during adolescence. So answer choice (C) is correct. The term given to the physical and hormonal changes that occur during adolescence is puberty.

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