Early physical maturity can be dangerous for boys

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Boys are physically maturing earlier than ever, and pediatricians should warn parents that deeper voices may mean that boys need more, not less, supervision in some ways, according to a European study.
Research at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany, noted that the age of sexual maturity has been decreasing by about 2.5 months each decade at least since the middle of the 18th century. But Joshua Goldstein, the institute’s director, said that even though it is widely accepted that girls are maturing earlier and earlier, only recently have researchers been able to actually document that trend for boys.

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One thought on “Early physical maturity can be dangerous for boys

  1. I have noticed as I have gotten older that it is a trend for children to physically mature sooner. I sometimes wonder …can this be emotionally damaging for a child and is this because of the enhancements in our food, comparative, to several decades ago?

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