Why Are Girls Starting Puberty Early?
Researchers have new evidence that girls are starting puberty as young as 8 years old. What is behind the downward trend in maturation for girls of different races and ethnicities? And what are the environmental, social and nutritional issues that may be triggering the start of puberty for girls? On November 18th, guest host Victoria Thorp talks with Bay Area physicians and researchers who are involved with a leading national study of early onset of puberty in young girls, and explore the implications of this issue for parents and educators.
- Dr. Louise Greenspan, Pediatric Endocrinologist, Kaiser San Francisco
- Dr. Larry Kushi, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
- Dr. Juliana Deardorff, UC Berkeley
Producer: Victoria Thorp