Letters: Nov. 20, 2000

Early Puberty

"You cannot simply buy young girls a bra and expect everything to proceed as if they were having a typical childhood experience." JESSICA EDWARDS Denver

Your article about young girls developing physically earlier than ever [HEALTH, Oct. 30] made an important contribution to informing the public about this frightening trend. As a psychologist, I am convinced it is not "normal" for six-, seven- and eight-year-old girls to develop breasts and pubic hair. It puts these girls in a very vulnerable situation as they grow up, and it is essential we do more to help them cope.

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