Close to 4 million teenage girls are subjected to breast ironing worldwide. This harmful cultural practice, which is most prevalent in West and Central Africa, needs to stop.
More and more girls are starting puberty early – but it's a mistake to see this reality as a crisis.
In this episode of The Anthill podcast, we bring you stories on helicopter parenting, early puberty, and what it's like to grow up as a Muslim in Britain.
A new book on puberty has explored why we find it so difficult to talk about puberty, and why we need to start talking about it earlier.
Shape-shifting bodies. Cracking voices. Hairs sprouting in new places. Why do some children enter puberty early?
Until now, the processes that lead some girls to start developing before others have been poorly understood.