Last Updated on Sep 27, 2014

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which specialist doctor should be consulted for Precocious Puberty?

Consult a Pediatrician or an Endocrinologist

2. When should the parents see a healthcare provider?

Parents must take their children to a healthcare provider if the child shows signs of precocious puberty or if a child with early development of sexual and physical characteristics appears to have social problems in school.

3. Is it true that the incidence of precocious puberty is increasing lately?

Yes, it is true that the incidence of precocious puberty is increasing lately because of hormones in food, hormone-mimicking pollutants in the water and increased social exposure like sex in the mass media. This increase has been marked especially among girls.

4. Is obesity linked with precocious puberty?

Some studies have associated an increased body mass index (BMI) with early onset of puberty.

Comments

ennairam_23 Thursday, April 14, 2011

I've read an article somewhere that more and more girls have earlier puberty nowadays. It can be attributed to the chemicals, pollution, hormones.

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