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10 Years, 8, 6: Girls Entering Puberty Earlier | Care2 Causes

10 Years, 8, 6: Girls Entering Puberty Earlier | Care2 Causes

More and more girls under 10 — even some as young as 6 — are showing the first signs of puberty. Parents and doctors are certainly alarmed (as are girls who are still gladly playing school and “pretend” while developing curves like their mothers’) and trying to figure out why. But some, rather than aggressively trying to stop the onset of puberty in a young child with hormonal and even experimental treatments, are accepting it and seeking to help girls feel comfortable about their changing bodies. Has 10 and under become the “new normal” for puberty in girls, the New York Times Magazine asks? Since the 1980s, physicians have noted that the age of puberty has fallen from the age that medical wisdom (based on a 1960 study of institutionalized British children) has long considered average, 11 years old. A 1997 Pediatrics study by Marcia Herman-Giddens found that, out of 17,00...

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