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Sunday, October 21, 2012
Study Shows that Early Puberty is Now Affecting Boys, Just Like Girls
The mystery surrounding why girls have been experiencing puberty at younger ages still hasn’t been solved, and nownew research shows that the same thing is happening to boys.
Researchers have found signs of puberty in American boys up to two years earlier than previously reported — age 9 on average for blacks, 10 for whites and Hispanics (puberty is considered early in boys if it occurs by age 9 or earlier) . The study was published online inPediatricsto coincide with the American Academy of Pediatrics’ national conference inNew Orleans.