Could certain personal hygiene products and cosmetics cause early puberty in girls?

2018-12-10 15:05

Could the chemicals found in several personal hygiene products, such as soaps, shampoos and lipstick, cause girls to enter into puberty at an earlier stage?

Breast friends: A step-by-step guide to helping your daughter choose her first bra

2018-11-14 12:38

Choosing your first bra, when your body's going through so many changes, can be a rather awkward, even frightening, ordeal. But we've put together a step-by-step guide for moms to help our daughters, including how to get measured, the very many bras to choose from and the key to feeling confident.

How could a five-year-old possibly fall pregnant?

2017-10-26 15:16

Most children experience puberty during their late tween or early teen years, but what do you do when your toddler starts going through puberty?

How to speak to your son about puberty

2017-08-30 15:41

Speaking to your kids about puberty can be a daunting task at the best of times – even more so when a mom has to speak to her son. We give our top tips for tackling this conversation.

Boobs, body hair and bravery

2015-10-05 12:50

When girls start early.

Early puberty linked to increased depression risk

2014-11-26 11:55

Teenage boys and girls who go through puberty earlier than their peers are at an increased risk for depression.

Don't avoid the sex talk

2014-08-26 12:40

Cath Jenkin gets serious with parents who avoid having vital sex chats with their kids.

Early puberty in girls linked to bad behaviour

2013-12-10 09:50

A study suggests that girls who hit puberty early might be more likely than their peers to get into fights or skip school.

Obesity predictor of early puberty in girls

2013-11-04 13:22

New research shows obesity is the largest predictor of earlier onset puberty in girls, affecting white girls much sooner than previously reported.

Early puberty increases likelihood of substance use

2013-10-10 10:42

According to research, teens who began puberty at an early age are more likely to experiment with cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana.


7 lesser-known coming of age rituals around the world

2018-11-15 12:02

With a society as rich as ours, South Africans are no strangers to coming of age rituals. Here's a look at the rituals of some of the most remote cultures in the world.

Why is my pre-teen being so difficult?

2017-12-21 13:26

Your pre-teen’s life has just become a roller-coaster ride – and yours too!

Dear tween me, let’s talk about your period, sweetie

2017-09-19 11:57

No one ever sat me down and had the period talk with me. Well, not until it was too late. Here are a few things I wish were discussed with me before I got my period, and a few relatable memes of exactly what it feels like when you "become a lady".

Scientists find DNA link between early puberty and cancer

2017-04-26 14:50

A study found new genetic evidence linking earlier puberty to increased risk in later life for several cancers that are sensitive to sex hormones.

7 signs of early puberty

2015-02-05 15:12

Could your child be developing earlier than they should? Look out for these signs.

Eating disorders may start before puberty

2014-10-14 10:45

According to a new study, eating problems may begin before children hit puberty, and may even lead to mental health issues.

'Menstrupedia' fights menstruation taboo in India

2014-04-11 16:18

In both rural and urban India, menstruation is rarely discussed openly, and the silence burdens young girls by keeping them ignorant and subject to social exclusion.

US girls keep hitting puberty earlier

2013-11-05 15:00

American researchers say African American girls on average start getting breasts just before they turn nine.

Early periods may signal greater diabetes risk

2013-10-25 12:30

Researchers say girls who start menstruating earlier than most may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

Talking to your daughter about puberty

2013-08-19 10:55

Some parents may be reluctant to talk to their daughters about puberty, but it's important that they do, an expert says.

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