Maternal Depression May Correlate With Daughter's Earlier Puberty
- New research has shown that a mother's mood disorder or new relationship
following a divorce is associated with an earlier onset of puberty among
- One expert cautions that some other factor could be causing early puberty
in these girls.
- Researchers hypothesize that the introduction of a new stepfather or
boyfriend of the mother exposes the child to pheromones, and this could
influence earlier onset of puberty.
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