Just what does puberty do to teenagers?

Raging Teenage Hormones - Fact or Fiction?

Wednesday 29 October, 6:00-7:30pm

Venue New Law School Foyer, The University of Sydney

Professor Kate Steinbeck, Sydney Medical School, Paediatrics & Child Health, Children's Hospital, Westmead, Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders, NHMRC Australia Fellow.

Adolescence can be a tempestuous time for young people, sometimes marked by antisocial or risky behaviour, experiences of anxiety and depression, and dramatic deterioration in family relationships. Adolescent health experts Professor Kate Steinbeck and Associate Professor Catherine Hawke, have been studying the connection between the hormones of puberty - testosterone for boys and oestradiol in girls - and adolescent behaviour, health and wellbeing. Their findings have implications for families, for schools and teachers, health professionals, and the many others whose task it is to steer young people on the path which will best prepare them for adulthood.

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