Puberty Before Age 10: A New ‘normal’?

Early Puberty

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  • Kids allowed sips of alcohol more likely to drink later
    If you've already allowed your kids to take a little sip of your beer or wine from time to time, you probably won't be pleased when you hear the findings of a new report. More
  • Most popular baby names for 2012
    Top baby names for boys and girls in 2012. More
  • King, Messiah: New baby names suggest high hopes
    Talk about high expectations for a newborn: King and Messiah are among the fastest-rising baby names for American boys. They're just a little behind Major, the boy's name that jumped the most spots on the Social Security Administration's annual list of popular baby names. More
  • 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
  • Misty Copeland on Hitting Puberty at Age 19 and Gaining 10 Lbs.: ‘I Lost the Control I Had Over My Body’
    These days, Misty Copeland is a body-positive icon, admired for the athleticism, strength and dedication it takes to become a professional ballerina. But she didn’t always have such a firm grasp over her body image. By age 19, Copeland was dancing ...
    03/23/2017 - 5:16 am | View Link
  • When kids hit puberty early: should you worry?
    However, as a general rule, it should be considered in girls showing signs before age 6-8, and boys under 9. Puberty is driven by a range of different hormones and their interaction with each other, and various organs around the body. There are two main ...
    03/23/2017 - 12:08 am | View Link
  • What the Hygiene Hypothesis Is Telling Us About Early Puberty
    Taking the hypothesis a step further, Jasmine McDonald, assistant professor of Epidemiology, is studying whether a similar phenomenon is responsible for the increasing number of girls who are experiencing an earlier age of puberty. Over the last 50 years ...
    03/21/2017 - 6:21 am | View Link
  • What causes early puberty in girls
    On average, girls start puberty between the ages of 8 and 13, but some will start to develop breasts, pubic hair, or body odour before age 8. The technical term for this is precocious puberty. Girls are more likely than boys to develop precocious puberty.
    03/18/2017 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Low-income girls often feel unprepared for puberty
    Factors influencing girls’ pubertal experiences Starting menstruation at an earlier age was associated with more negative experiences. Celebrating the arrival of menstruation, particularly when gifts were received, was described by some girls as a more ...
    03/17/2017 - 1:00 am | View Link
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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 ...
    03/24/2017 - 8:05 am | View Website
  • Causes of Early Puberty: Why Is This the New "Normal?”
    Precocious puberty, which is the appearance of secondary sex characteristics like pubic hair or breast growth before age 8, or the onset of menarche before ...
    03/22/2017 - 10:55 pm | View Website
  • 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 ...
    03/20/2017 - 9:22 am | View Website
  • Precocious Puberty
    Precocious puberty refers to the appearance of physical and hormonal signs of pubertal development at an earlier age than is considered normal.
    03/19/2017 - 9:33 pm | View Website
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Puberty
    OK, so it's a funny word . . . but what is puberty, anyway? Puberty is the name for when your body begins to develop and change. During puberty, your body will grow ...
    03/18/2017 - 11:07 pm | View Website
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