We as a society, for reasons complex yet unfolding, are foisting young girls into the turmoil of puberty long before they are developmentally ready.
Kotex has a new line of menstrual pads for tweens – girls 8 to 12 – that feature stars, hearts and bright kid colors. But since when has menstruation been typical kid stuff?
Laila’s parents never expected their baby to hit puberty at age 6.
Is early puberty really cause for concern?
Another excellent op-ed from New York Times columnist Nicolas Kristof, this time focusing on the endocrine disruptors in plastics, cosmetics and more that can put us at greater risk for diseases like breast cancer.