Boys entering the teen years

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  • Although facial and body hair are the most visible signs of male puberty, the process of becoming a man actually involves major organs like the heart and lungs. No one demonstrates that better than 14-year-old Jesse, whose physique is developing rapidly-while Mark, at almost the same age, poignantly awaits even the first hint of change. Meanwhile, 12-year-old choir member Dominic struggles to maintain the purity of his voice; 11-year-old Andy, to find shoes that fit. All share their anxieties and goals through video diaries and unhindered conversations, while animation and live-action sequences focus on sex drive, sleep patterns, muscle growth, aggression, and other subjects. Contains explicit images and material.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 08, 2008.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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  • Closed-captioned.


  • Puberty: The Journey Beings (3:18) -- Hormones Drive Changes in Boys (3:11) -- Growth Spurts in Teen Boys (3:23) -- Testosterone and Vocal Cords (2:50) -- Rapid Growth Periods for Boys (4:02) -- Later Phases of Puberty (2:40) -- Trials and Tribulations of a Late Developer (2:26) -- Teen Sleep Needs (4:41) -- Teen Boys Challenge Adults (2:58) -- Puberty and Facial Changes (1:04) -- Puberty: Genital Development (1:42) -- Puberty: Penile Functions (2:29) -- Boredom Among Teen Boys (2:47) -- Teen Boys: Ready To Be Adults? (3:15) -- Boys Need Respect (2:29) -- Two Years Into Puberty (4:14)
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