Adolescence from Latin adolescere , meaning 'to grow up'  is a transitional stage of physical and psychological development that generally occurs during the period from puberty to legal adulthood age of majority. For example, puberty now typically begins during preadolescence , particularly in females. Thus, age provides only a rough marker of adolescence, and scholars have found it difficult to agree upon a precise definition of adolescence. A thorough understanding of adolescence in society depends on information from various perspectives, including psychology, biology, history, sociology, education, and anthropology.
Jun 06, News 0. It began in May and will be concluded in July. The Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Empowerment Programme was piloted in , officially launched in and continued in ; it is set to be conducted across the Regions. The programme is aimed at disseminating adequate information to teens including adolescents and providing support for them to make informed decisions about getting involved in sexual activity that can result in unwanted pregnancies and STDs.