the stage of development which begins with the pubescent years around the age of ten and continues up until physical maturation is reached around the end of the teenage years, even though the same age range diverts among individual persons. For the duration of this time, significant developments happen at differing points in time with regard to sex development physically as well as a cognitive and innate appeal toward sex, self-image of one's physical body and the actual body's shape, functions within society, and the coming about and enhancement of intelligence.

ADOLESCENCE: "I don't know many adults who would want to go back in life and experience adolescence again."
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