Puberty Before Age 10: A New ‘normal’?

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  • What It's Like to Be a Guy Going Through Puberty... - Cosmopolitan
    ... he's receiving for a hormone disorder that has postponed his puberty. A new medication he's on is now inducing puberty at age 21, and he talked...
    11/3/2014 - 6:28 am | View Link
  • The Web Monkey Speaks: The Good Stuff -
    When you’re 10, you hear about how horrible this puberty thing is ... But look, this old age thing generally ends with you in a pair of Depends
    11/3/2014 - 4:20 am | View Link
  • Sex ed for the Google generation - The Australian
    Puberty is also something to be managed, she says. ... but plenty of little talks, with enough but not too much age-appropriate information.
    11/2/2014 - 10:36 am | View Link
  • Tribal peoples have rights, too - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    The minimum global age for marriage should be 18. There is so much that ... human beings have been marrying soon after they attain puberty for 99
    11/1/2014 - 12:17 pm | View Link
  • Why are we crying? The complicated truth about the tears that we ... - Salon
    ... not observable in infants and it becomes apparent only around puberty. ... Around the age of three to four months, the relationship between an
    11/1/2014 - 10:51 am | View Link
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  • Physical growth, puberty and hormones in adolescents with Nodding Syndrome; a pilot study
    In this pilot study, we examined the relationship between serum hormone levels and stature, bone age and sexual development. Results: We recruited ten consecutive children, 13 years or older, with World Health Organization defined nodding syndrome and ...
    11/27/2014 - 1:53 pm | View Link
  • Early Puberty may Cause Depression, Says Study
    Puberty at an early age can lead to depression in children, a new study says. Researchers found that entering puberty before the actual time prompted psychological, social, behavioural and interpersonal difficulties in children, which in turn, appeared in ...
    11/21/2014 - 6:37 am | View Link
  • Early Puberty Tends to Increase Risk of Depression Among Girls, More Than Boys
    With the average age of puberty among girls coming down to early teens, a new study suggests kids who enter this stage early than their peers face depression, isolation and loneliness, requiring counselling from the parent or public health assistants.
    11/20/2014 - 7:00 pm | 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 - 7:01 pm | View Link
  • One parent may have bigger role in a girl's puberty age
    The age at which girls reach puberty is influenced by a set of genes that were previously only known to be involved in the development of a fetus before birth, according to a new study. The timing of puberty varies widely among people. Scientists are ...
    07/25/2014 - 1:59 pm | View Link
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  • Puberty
    Puberty is the process of physical changes by which a child's body matures into an adult body capable of sexual reproduction to enable fertilization.
    11/28/2014 - 11:33 am | 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.
    11/28/2014 - 3:47 am | View Website
  • 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.
    11/27/2014 - 11:37 pm | 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.
    11/27/2014 - 5:22 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?
    11/27/2014 - 2:58 am | View Website
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