Sexual Development

Young people with SMA develop sexually in the same way as any young person. This time of development is often called puberty or adolescence when your body starts producing different hormones that lead to changes in your body. Everyone goes through puberty at different ages - usually between ages 10 and 19 - and at different rates. These changes have both a physical and emotional impact.

Last reviewed: August 2021

Next review due: August 2022