The Middle Years Ministry
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
News U Can Use: "Puberty Comes Earlier and Earlier for Girls"
“People assumed she was so much older than she was, but still she would cry sometimes, and people would look at you like, How old is that kid?” says Ellen, who spoke to Newsweek under condition of anonymity.
When a test showed Rebecca’s bone age to be 10½, a pediatric endocrinologist diagnosed “precocious puberty.” While the exact cause is unknown, this endocrine disorder is triggered by the early release of hormones in the brain, a circumstance that hurls a child into sexual maturation years before the usual age..." (READ MORE AT NEWSWEEK)