Facts About Early Puberty

6 Things You Need To Know About Early Puberty

Today, more than 10 percent of girls are beginning puberty before they hit eight years old. But early puberty, sometimes called “precocious puberty,” isn’t as scary as it sounds. Although it may bring to mind images of premature sexuality, Drs. Julianna Deardorff, a clinical psychologist, and Louise Greenspan, a pediatric endocrinologist, have set out to dispel myths in their recent book, The New Puberty: How to Navigate Early Development in Today’s Girls. Whether she is experiencing premature body changes, or she’s right on schedule, the entire process can be unsettling for any girl. Read more