Early Puberty in Girls
Interview: Theresa Rohr Kirchgraber, MD, adolescent medicine specialist, IU School of Medicine
A new study published in the journal Pediatrics has found that girls are more likely than in years past to start developing breasts as early as age seven.
Researchers followed girls in three states -- New York, Ohio and California -- to get a sense of whether the onset of puberty has changed significantly in the past decade.
Dr. Teresa Rohr-Kirchgraber is a specialist in adolescent medicine. Barbara Lewis asks her to put this study into perspective.