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Teaching young people about puberty helps to equip them for a period of significant change.

Hormones cause young people’s bodies to change shape and develop – both internally and externally - and the adolescent brain undergoes major developmental changes which influences feelings and behaviour.

Young people need our support and understanding to navigate this process of transition from childhood to becoming an adult.

Good puberty education can also play a role in breaking down gender stereotypes. Learning about sexual identity and desire promotes tolerance and understanding and by teaching everyone about periods, we challenge stigma and empower young people to understand their bodies and fertility.

By the end of this activity, participants will be able to:
Explain how the changes that occur during puberty are linked to reproduction
Identify the reproductive organs and understand their function
Describe what the menstrual cycle is and why it occurs

This resource is part of the Brook Learn Puberty course created in partnership with Lil-Lets, a leading UK feminine hygiene brand with over 60 years of expertise.

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