Puberty Before Age 10: A New ‘normal’?

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  • Most people aren't meeting exercise guidelines
    Most adults in the USA aren't meeting the federal physical activity recommendations for both aerobic exercise and muscle-strengthening activity, according to government statistics out today. About 79% of adults don't meet the physical activity guidelines that advise getting at least 2½ hours a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity such as brisk walking, or one hour and 15 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, such as jogging. More
  • Hitting puberty ruins everything when it comes to your parents
    Then you hit puberty. Something happens once you get to a certain age – 11, 12, 13 – where all of a sudden, the last people you want to be like are your parents. You get good grades, then turn around and buy that garish lipstick you know your mother ...
    09/23/2016 - 11:40 am | View Link
  • How soon is too soon? Mary Bridge expert answers your questions about precocious puberty
    For girls, this would be under the age of 8; for boys, under the age of 9. Puberty normally begins in girls between the ages of 8 and 13 and for boys ages 9 to 14. Most children don't go through early puberty. It occurs in one out of every 5,000 to 10,000 ...
    09/23/2016 - 11:16 am | View Link
  • Puberty Blockers May Improve The Mental Health Of Transgender Adolescents
    Because the onset of puberty varies so widely — as early as age 9 for some — suppression can begin at different ages. And that’s prompted some disagreement within the field — the “age versus stage” debate — about when to begin, according to ...
    09/22/2016 - 10:12 pm | View Link
  • Puberty Rituals In India Celebrate The Fertility Of A Girl, And Discriminate Against Her As Just A Womb
    A small community in India, the Vohra Muslims, have a coming of age ceremony, at 16 for girls and at 17 for boys. Coming of age rituals are the society’s way to include young men and women into the adult pool. In the island of Pentecost, situated near ...
    09/22/2016 - 1:31 pm | View Link
  • Children As Early As Age 2 Can Undergo Puberty, Here's Everything You Need To Know About Precocious Puberty
    For most people, puberty is considered a milestone which highlights the physical development that will mark the transition from childhood to adulthood. Normally, children go through puberty in their early teens. However, today, about one in every 5,000 ...
    09/19/2016 - 10:52 pm | View Link
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  • Puberty
    Puberty is the process of physical changes through which a child's body matures into an adult body capable of sexual reproduction. It is initiated by hormonal signals ...
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  • Puberty Before Age 10: A New ‘Normal’?
    One main risk for girls with true precocious puberty is advanced bone age. Puberty includes a final growth spurt, after which girls mostly stop growing.
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  • Girls Now Begin Puberty at Age 9
    More and more girls are reaching puberty before the age of 10. The phenomenon could be linked to obesity or exposure to chemicals in the food chain.
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  • Puberty : Stages & Signs for Boys & Girls
    Read about the emotional and physical changes of puberty (growth spurt, pubic hair, period, zits, breast development), hormones (testosterone, estrogen), and sexual ...
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  • Puberty: MedlinePlus
    Puberty is the time in life when a boy or girl becomes sexually mature. It causes physical changes, and affects boys and girls differently.
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