Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is common among women and girls in Nigeria but not many know its impact on their lives and reproductive health.
Research shows that many girls are in elementary school when they have their first period. But often they have not received adequate health education.
The adolescent brain is particularly vulnerable to experience. Puberty is is the time brain networks are hardwired around milestone events. We should help teenagers make meaning of the pandemic.
The building blocks towards reducing stigma go far beyond providing period products
So-called “puberty blockers” work by temporarily suppressing the action of a specific hormone in the body.
The middle years (between 8 and 14 years old) are a foundational period for development. But these years don’t receive enough support from the education system.
Many boys stop singing at adolescence – but with the right support, they can continue to sing through their voice change and emerge as lifetime singers.
Puberty can make us behave differently.
The timing of puberty can influence a child’s bone strength throughout adolescence and into early adulthood.
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.
What we thought we knew about male development since the 1950s has now been turned on its head.
The Conversation has access to top academic experts, and we want them to use their knowledge to answer questions from teenagers.
The signs might be there. But parents and clinicians will still wonder if there’s some foolproof way to determine whether their children are actually trans. There isn’t one – and that’s okay.
The panic about British children reaching puberty younger is unwarranted. Medieval skeletons provide a different answer.
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?
Girls who have their first period at a young age are more likely to experience poorer health as a adult, including an elevated risk of diabetes during pregnancy.
In developing countries, many girls feel unprepared when they go through puberty. And research indicates that low-income girls in the US may feel the same way.