Boys Starting Puberty Earlier, Like Girls
[Source: Medical News Today]
Boys in the United States are reaching puberty some 6 months to 2 years earlier than a few decades ago, reflecting the trend in girls, according to a new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published online before print on Saturday. The study authors suggest more research should now be done to find out why this is happening.
Lots of published evidence shows girls are reaching puberty earlier, and this is now generally accepted, but until now, there hasn’t been as much research on whether today’s boys are also showing a similar tendency.
AAP researchers designed and carried out the study through hundreds of pediatricians all over the US who belong to the AAP Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) network and contribute data for research on children’s health.
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