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What is early puberty?

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Girls who show significant signs of puberty and its progression through growth spurts and bone maturation before age 7, and boys before age 9, are considered precocious. It's usually for reasons we don't understand. About 1 out of 5,000 children are affected.

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Carel, J. , April 2009. Pediatrics

eMedicine: "Precocious Puberty."

Ahmed M. , 2009. Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism

Carel J. , May 29, 2008. New England Journal of Medicine

Cesario, S. May/June 2007. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing,

The Hormone Foundation: "Hormones & You."

eMedicine: "Precocious Pseudo-Puberty."

Aksglaede L. , May 2009. Pediatrics

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: "Endocrine Disrupting Effects of BPA on Puberty and Estrogen Cycles."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on June 13, 2017

SOURCES:

Carel, J. , April 2009. Pediatrics

eMedicine: "Precocious Puberty."

Ahmed M. , 2009. Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism

Carel J. , May 29, 2008. New England Journal of Medicine

Cesario, S. May/June 2007. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing,

The Hormone Foundation: "Hormones & You."

eMedicine: "Precocious Pseudo-Puberty."

Aksglaede L. , May 2009. Pediatrics

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: "Endocrine Disrupting Effects of BPA on Puberty and Estrogen Cycles."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on June 13, 2017

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