What happens when girls start puberty
Puberty is a series of changes that your body goes through during your teens. These changes help you develop into a young woman. You start to produce hormones which will change your body and can also affect your emotions.
For girls puberty usually happens between the ages of 10 and 16. Some girls can start puberty earlier and some later. Everyone is different.
For some girls going through puberty can take a couple of years. For other girls it will take longer and be more like 4 years. This is normal and doesn't mean there is anything wrong with you.
You'll go through lots of changes during puberty - some obvious to other people and some obvious only to you. You may find the changes strange and start to think negatively about yourself. But puberty is a natural part of growing up and you shouldn't feel less confident than you did before.