Why do some girls reach puberty early?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Girls are reaching puberty earlier than their mothers did. Experts say a girl's weight and chemicals can play a role. Find out more in this video as Dr. Oz talks with Drs. Jennifer Ashton and Louise Greenspan about the reasons why preteen girls reach puberty early.

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Puberty affects children between the ages of 11 and 14. The changes can be drastic and all at once, changing your physical growth, cognitive development, emotional and social skills, as well as sensory and motor development. Rapid ...

changes often occur earlier in girl than in boys but both genders will go through physical and emotional changes that segue childhood into adulthood. If often is a difficult time of transition for the adolescent as well as the parents, but strong family support will reaffirm your childs sense of self.

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