Puberty Before Age 10: A New ‘normal’?

Early Puberty

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  • ROCLives: A hard journey toward 'self-discovery' - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
    I didn't really notice anything was up until middle school age. I was always considered one of the guys. Once puberty hit, all of my guy friends...
    02/27/2015 - 2:07 pm | View Link
  • 7 ways universities can begin to challenge anti-Semitism on campus - Religion News Service
    Montreal Jewish Neighborhood Hit With Swastikas - Forward
    02/27/2015 - 2:02 pm | View Link
  • Why do Ontario Tories tolerate anti-sex-ed fringe? Keenan - Toronto Star Online
    Kathleen Wynne — to tell parents what is age-appropriate for their ... about the simple nuts-and-bolts of puberty, sexual activity and risks, our
    02/27/2015 - 12:21 pm | View Link
  • Sex ed. the least of the problems with curriculum - Woolwich Observer
    ‘Sex Box’ holds few goodies - Philadelphia Daily News
    02/27/2015 - 12:17 pm | View Link
  • Central Bucks teen describes her frightening battle with anorexia - The Intelligencer
    What Doctors Can Do To Better Treat Eating Disorders - Huffington Post
    02/27/2015 - 12:04 pm | View Link
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  • For a few recruits, committing to a college happens before puberty
    You shouldn't be recruiting 10-year-old kids.” James Jr. is making headlines because he is especially young — and has a famous father — but most years a handful of middle school-age athletes receive offers from college coaches. There are no reliable ...
    02/26/2015 - 3:51 pm | View Link
  • When children hit puberty earlier than expected
    Explaining bodily changes to their growing children is challenging enough for parents without having to worry about their little ones experiencing these changes before they reach the right age. It is important to understand early puberty and how to handle ...
    02/22/2015 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • How and why to ward off early puberty in girls
    Just a generation ago, less than 5 percent of girls started puberty before the age of 8. Today, that percentage has more than doubled. These findings come from Louise Greenspan, MD, a pediatric endocrinologist at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco.
    02/19/2015 - 4:11 pm | View Link
  • Researchers find early signs of puberty common from age seven
    'Benign neglect' of seven to nine-year-olds ignores the complex biological changes the age group experiences, writes Amanda Dunn. The early stages of puberty have never been fully understood, but it seems that children experience mood-altering changes from ...
    01/24/2015 - 2:00 am | View Link
  • Childhood obesity behind drop in age of puberty
    Children are going through puberty five years earlier than 100 years ago due as growing rates of obesity causes harmful changes to their hormones, a study has found. Researchers said that girls are now going through puberty aged on average 10.5 years ...
    07/25/2014 - 12:00 pm | View Link
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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.
    02/27/2015 - 8:19 am | View Website
  • Puberty
    P uberty . Have you noticed hair growing on your body where there was no hair before? Are you having trouble singing those high notes in music class that used to be easy?
    02/27/2015 - 7:22 am | View Website
  • Puberty: Read About the Stages for Boys and Girls
    Read about the physical changes of puberty (growth spurt, pubic hair, period, zits, breast development), hormones (testosterone, estrogen), and sexual maturity stages.
    02/27/2015 - 6:24 am | View Website
  • All About Puberty
    Voice cracking? Clothes don't fit? Puberty can be a confusing time, but learning about it doesn't have to be. Read all about it in this article for kids.
    02/26/2015 - 11:15 pm | View Website
  • Puberty: MedlinePlus
    Puberty is the time in life when a boy or girl becomes sexually mature. It is a process that usually happens between ages 10 and 14 for girls and ages 12 and 16 for boys.
    02/26/2015 - 7:26 pm | View Website
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