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Teen Focus 3
Male Teenager questionnaire
GROWING AND CHANGING (7)
You may have seen this type of questionnaire before.
There are important changes to a teenager's body that can happen as early as 6 or as late as 20. At this time of life we have some questions we need to ask and which we need to hear about at regular intervals.
Use a BLACK or BLUE pen when you fill in the questionnaire.
Please read carefully the instructions on page 3.
Use a BLACK or BLUE pen
Your answers will of course still be completely confidential and not attached to your actual name
SECTION A

In the past month, what was the average number of times that you participated in vigorous physical activity (such as running, football, swimming, athletics)?

1
none
2
less than once a week
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-6 times a week
5
daily

Has your voice changed at all?

1
no it is the same
2
yes, occasionally it is a lot lower
3
yes, it has now changed totally
4
not sure

Have you started to have hair growing in the armpits?

1
Yes
2
No
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
We would like to assess the stage of your physical development using the drawings on the next pages. These show various stages commonly used by doctors to assess the growth and development of boys.
We need to know which drawings most closely match your stage of development at the moment.
Not all teenagers follow the same pattern of development.
Just pick the stage that is closest, based on both the picture and the description
Section B
Teenagers go through the various stages of physical development at different ages. Some start as early as 6, others not until they are 20. We need your help in letting us know what stage you are at. Please look at each of the drawings. It is also important to read the descriptions.

Cross the box that is closest to your current stage

1
The size and shape of the testes, scrotum (the sac holding the testes) and penis are about the same as when you were younger.
2
The penis is a little bit bigger. The scrotum has dropped and the skin of the scrotum has changed. The testes are bigger.
3
The penis has grown longer, the testes have grown and dropped lower.
4
The penis is longer and wider. The head of the penis is bigger, the scrotum is a darker colour and bigger. The testes are bigger.
5
The penis, scrotum and testes are the size and shape of a man's.
Section C
As part of development, at some stage hair will start to grow just above the penis.
Please look at each of the drawings. It is also important to read the descriptions.

Cross the box that is closest to the amount of pubic hair that you have.

1
There is no hair at all.
2
There is a little soft, long, lightly coloured hair at the base of the penis. It may be straight or a little curly.
3
The hair is darker and more curled. It has spread out and thinly covers a bigger area.
4
The hair is as dark and curly as that of a man, but it hasn't spread out to the legs.
5
The hair is like that of a man. It has spread out to the legs.
SECTION D

Did you have any help to fill this in?

1
No
2
Yes
If yes,
qc_D1 == 2

please say who helped you: A parent helped

1
Yes

please say who helped you: Someone else helped

1
Yes

What is your date of birth?

Date of birth

What is today's date?

Generic date
Thank you VERY much for your help
When completed, please put this questionnaire in the envelope provided and bring it with you to your TF3 visit where it will be collected anonymously.
If you have already had your TF3 visit, please send this back as soon as possible to: Children of the Nineties - ALSPAC
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Teen Focus 3
Male Teenager questionnaire
GROWING AND CHANGING (7)
You may have seen this type of questionnaire before.
There are important changes to a teenager's body that can happen as early as 6 or as late as 20. At this time of life we have some questions we need to ask and which we need to hear about at regular intervals.
Use a BLACK or BLUE pen when you fill in the questionnaire.
Please read carefully the instructions on page 3.
Use a BLACK or BLUE pen
Your answers will of course still be completely confidential and not attached to your actual name

SECTION A

In the past month, what was the average number of times that you participated in vigorous physical activity (such as running, football, swimming, athletics)?
1
none
2
less than once a week
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-6 times a week
5
daily
Has your voice changed at all?
1
no it is the same
2
yes, occasionally it is a lot lower
3
yes, it has now changed totally
4
not sure
Have you started to have hair growing in the armpits?
1
Yes
2
No

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

We would like to assess the stage of your physical development using the drawings on the next pages. These show various stages commonly used by doctors to assess the growth and development of boys.
We need to know which drawings most closely match your stage of development at the moment.
Not all teenagers follow the same pattern of development.
Just pick the stage that is closest, based on both the picture and the description

Section B

Teenagers go through the various stages of physical development at different ages. Some start as early as 6, others not until they are 20. We need your help in letting us know what stage you are at. Please look at each of the drawings. It is also important to read the descriptions.
Cross the box that is closest to your current stage
1
The size and shape of the testes, scrotum (the sac holding the testes) and penis are about the same as when you were younger.
2
The penis is a little bit bigger. The scrotum has dropped and the skin of the scrotum has changed. The testes are bigger.
3
The penis has grown longer, the testes have grown and dropped lower.
4
The penis is longer and wider. The head of the penis is bigger, the scrotum is a darker colour and bigger. The testes are bigger.
5
The penis, scrotum and testes are the size and shape of a man's.

Section C

As part of development, at some stage hair will start to grow just above the penis.
Please look at each of the drawings. It is also important to read the descriptions.
Cross the box that is closest to the amount of pubic hair that you have.
1
There is no hair at all.
2
There is a little soft, long, lightly coloured hair at the base of the penis. It may be straight or a little curly.
3
The hair is darker and more curled. It has spread out and thinly covers a bigger area.
4
The hair is as dark and curly as that of a man, but it hasn't spread out to the legs.
5
The hair is like that of a man. It has spread out to the legs.

SECTION D

Did you have any help to fill this in?
1
No
2
Yes
qc_D1 == 2
please say who helped you: A parent helped
1
Yes
qc_D1 == 2
please say who helped you: Someone else helped
1
Yes
What is your date of birth?
Date of birth
What is today's date?
Generic date
Thank you VERY much for your help
When completed, please put this questionnaire in the envelope provided and bring it with you to your TF3 visit where it will be collected anonymously.
If you have already had your TF3 visit, please send this back as soon as possible to: Children of the Nineties - ALSPAC
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Growing and Changing (7) Boy