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  • Boys’ bodies come in all shapes and sizes – there is no ‘normal’.
  • Puberty for boys can start at any age between 10 and 16.
  • Many different changes will happen to your body during puberty, and it is easy to feel self-conscious. Try not to compare yourself with others.
  • The best thing you can do is look after yourself, and stay healthy.
  • If you are having a difficult time with your body image or self-esteem, talk to someone – a friend or family member, your school wellbeing team or a youth service such as headspace or Kids Helpline. There are many places you can get help.

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Reviewed on: 01-02-2023