Social Effects of Precocious Puberty

Fuller, Kayci
Precocious puberty, puberty occurring before the age of 8 in girls and age of 9 in boys, is continuing to increase in frequency, especially for girls. Precocious puberty can be caused by genetic abnormalities, diseases, obesity, and/or endocrine disruptors. This informative research paper emphasizes the current conditions of the topic through a literature review and examination of reported cases of precocious puberty. The results of this research found that precocious puberty caused two major types of effects: micro effects and macro effects. The micro effects include health, social, and psychological effects. The macro effects include changing the current sex educations programs used in schools, an increase in government costs, and the need to modify parenting styles.
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