How Absent Fathers May Drive Early Onset of Puberty in Girls?

Dr. Regina Rei Lamourelle with Julianna Deardoff and Amy McCready

pic The generally accepted indicator of early puberty in girls is the onset of a menstrual cycles before age twelve. However we are now seeing cases of breast and pubic hair development as early as age seven. So what constitutes early puberty is now under debate and researchers are seeking to understand what's driving this phenomenon? One surprise suspect is the absence of a father in the home. Learn more.
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