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Puberty At An Early Age In Girls:
Question in many mothers’ minds:
‘Got periods so early!!!!! Got periods at such a minor age!!!’
‘Compared to the time when I turned mature and got periods, why did my daughter attain maturity at such an early age? ‘
‘Why are today’s girls getting periods at such an early age?’
Are you worried because your daughter is showing signs of maturity or has attained puberty and has got periods at an age as early as 8 or 9 years?
Relax & Calm down….. There is no need to panic unless your daughter gets periods at an age even earlier than 8 years.
The current generation girls attain maturity at a very early age compared to the previous generations.
Ideally, your daughter must attain puberty at almost the same age as you had. But times have changed along with the surrounding situations and so has the average age of attaining puberty in girls!
reasons behind girls
attaining puberty at an early age are mainly the following:
- Exposure to sex in the mass media matures a girl early mentally resulting into early physical puberty too.
- Watching porn or sexual scenes, videos, movies or even songs causes earlier sexual desires in a young girl.
- Sexually active mind will cause the girl to attain maturity early and thus get periods soon.
- Similarly, porn or sexual written media (novels and books) also turns girls mature at an early age.
- Reason: Watching such kind of things at an early age matures one’s sexual organs very early and also the levels of sex hormones like estrogen, progesterone, etc change. Girls’ thinking about reproduction and sex gets broader as they are exposed to the sex facts. Along with attaining puberty early, girls also tend to develop enlarging mature breasts as the maturity levels increase.
- However, there is no need to panic and yell at your girl if you see her watching or reading any porn stuff as the more you yell at her, the more she will be inclined towards reading or watching it. Instead, you must sit with your daughter and calmly explain her facts about life, sex, reproduction and periods so that she doesn’t get any wrong information from several other sources.
- Pollutants, mainly in the waterways and in the water that is consumed by your daughter could be one of the reasons for your girl to attain maturity at an early age.
- Plastics and insecticides can break down into chemicals similar to estrogen.
- Exposure to chemicals like phthalates can cause a large increase in breast development which is a major sign of puberty in girls.
- Pollutants in milk and meat can also one of the factors causing early periods to your daughter. However, the role of these milk and meat pollutants is not clear in science.
Childhood Obesity :
too fat are seen to have got periods at an early age than
For your girl to get mature and get periods, her body needs to have certain weight and fat distribution. So 8-year-old girls weighing as much as a normal 12-year-old are more prone to get periods.
- Reason: Fat girls have high levels of the protein leptin. This chemical, through the hypothalamus and pituitary gland, can stimulate the release of the three main hormones responsible for puberty: hypothalamic gonadotropin-releasing hormone, luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone.
- Also, if a girl with low nutritional levels throughout is suddenly exposed to high-fat diets, she is likely to get periods sooner.
Emotional Depression :
- Girls undergoing serious emotional depression or disturbances can get periods at an early age.
- Girls with not a strong family or friends around can get emotionally disturbed which may lead to early periods.
The best way to make your girl attain puberty and get periods at the right age is to keep her healthy (but not fat) physically and stable emotionally.
- Signs of puberty may also appear early because of ovary abnormalities.
- It could be a serious problem if early periods are due to these abnormalities and it would be better if you take your daughter to a doctor in that case.