Early Puberty in Girls

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With girls in the US budding breasts at eight and entering puberty at nine, the age of menstruation drops every decade. Some doctors call early puberty a social catastrophe that catapults girls into sexual activity, even pregnancy, before they are emotionally prepared. Others call it a luxury of a well-fed society that doesn't merit drastic measures. Guest host Laurie Levenson talks with doctors, mothers and a talk-show host about the causes and implications of being a girl in a woman's body.
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