Why are so many young girls in America starting earlier than ever?
In the United States, young girls hit puberty earlier than in the past. While the causes have yet to be named, experts are concerned that it could have adverse consequences for the mental and physical health of young women.
Experts say the growing obesity crisis in the US may be to blame, blaming a poor-quality diet for pushing puberty. Others think that a violent childhood may have caused it, and have also theorized that it has something to do with an imbalance of certain hormones.
‘According to the Daily Mail, the average age of puberty in the US has fallen from a normal, biologically recognized age, from 12 to 10 years old for girls.’
There are also negative long-term downsides, such as the link between early puberty and cancer development, which has yet to be explained, and the traumatic experiences raised by a young girl. too fast.
Puberty in girls begins earlier
The phenomenon was first discovered by Marcia Herman-Giddens, a public health expert at the University of North Carolina, when she began collecting data on more than 17,000 girls in the mid-1990s.
She found that the average age of puberty was decreasing, to 10 years old, with some girls developing as early as 6 years old. Her findings spurred further research on the topic, with experts across multiple disciplines investigating the causes of this change and its long-term effects.
Both the causes and effects of precocious puberty, when children experience it too early, are wide-ranging and cannot be explained by a single, one-size-fits-all solution.
Instead, the shift in puberty may be the result of many factors. And the consequences it can have on a girl’s life can be extensive, the report said.