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Is it true that average age of puberty is decreasing?
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Puberty starting before age 8 in girls had been considered "precocious.
" it has been noticed that a good number of girls, especially of ethnic minority, start at 7 years of age. The mean age for menarche dropped only a few months during the last 30 years, though. It's been postulated that excess adiposity (overweight) enhances the progression of puberty.

In brief: Yes
Puberty starting before age 8 in girls had been considered "precocious.
" it has been noticed that a good number of girls, especially of ethnic minority, start at 7 years of age. The mean age for menarche dropped only a few months during the last 30 years, though. It's been postulated that excess adiposity (overweight) enhances the progression of puberty.
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Simply put, yes.
The average child is starting puberty at 8-9 now which is easily earlier than previous decades.

In brief: Yes
Simply put, yes.
The average child is starting puberty at 8-9 now which is easily earlier than previous decades.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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