By: Adrienne Erin. You didn’t think your baby girl would need a bra so young. She’s only nine, but she does. Puberty is hitting girls younger than ever. Researchers believe the phenomenon may be due to a variety of factors from hormone-mimicking chemicals in the environment, food and consumer products to increased obesity rates. Over [...]
By: Elizabeth Donovan, M.A. It’s officially a crisis in your household! Your 11-year-old daughter is in shambles and beginning to have a serious meltdown because her maturing body is causing her fashion issues. Preteen girls are typically right in the midst of puberty and therefore their bodies are outgrowing clothing at a particularly fast rate. [...]
By: Elizabeth Donovan, M.A. Since it’s introduction to the health care market, the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine (also known as Gardasil) has certainly caused it’s share of controversy for parents of tween and teenage daughters. The HPV vaccine is recommended for girls ages 9-12 to help protect them against cervical cancer and the sexually [...]
By: Dr. Shobha S. Krishnan, M.D. Ever since the FDA approved the HPV vaccine two years ago, its introduction into the health community has been embroiled in a medical, social, cultural and political controversy. At first glance, the debut of a vaccine to fight most cervical cancers looks like an exciting advance in the history [...]
The HPV vaccination is highly controversial. Here the argument “for it.”
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It seems as though girls today are developing earlier than previous generations. On average, it’s not unusual for 8 or 9-year-old’s to begin breast development and 11-year-old’s to notice pubic hair and the onset menses (period). Understandably, this transition can be challenging for girls. But girls who develop earlier than their peers often feel isolated, [...]