The Problem with Precocious Puberty

The Problem with Precocious Puberty

By Hwaa Irfan

Slowly confirmation is coming through concerning a factor that has been apparent to some for a while that puberty is taking place earlier. As girls face bodily maturation earlier, whilst womanhood has yet to be understood and obtained. As feminists and others in the U.N. continue to push and impose legal means by which to make sexual objectification through sex education a reality in countries around the world, what are we faced with?

The reactionary fears towards the recent report about precocious puberty beginning at the age of 9 is as many of us know already is much too late as more and more societies become increasingly sexualized. In the 19th century puberty began at aged 15 for girls, and 17 for boys in the West. The international standard, as if there can be such a thing, was set at 12 for white girls, and 14 for white boys in 1960. The Danish study which began in 2006 points out that girls as young as 9 are developing breasts at a time when they are ill-equipped to cope with sexual development when they are still at primary school.

    “If girls mature early, they run into teenage problems at an early age and they’re more prone to diseases later on. We should be worried about this regardless of what we think the underlying reasons might be. It’s a clear sign that something is affecting our children, whether it’s junk food, environmental chemicals or lack of physical activity,” said Anders Juul, Head of the Department of Growth and Reproduction at the University hospital in Copenhagen to Sunday Times.

This development is supported by the Head of Medical Research Council’s human reproductive sciences unit in Edinburgh, Scotland, Richard Sharpe who told Sunday Times that choir schools have been reporting an increasing number of boys dropping out because their voices broke at aged 12+; and the Breast Cancer Fund, reported findings in 2007 that the number of girls entering puberty at the age of 8 is increasing.

Lots of “cans” and “maybes” have been pontificated by scientists around the issue, with lots of blame thrown in the direction of artificially produced chemicals, some of which, like bisphenol A (common to most plastics and dental sealants acts as synthetic estrogen) can be found in the lining of tin cans and babies feeding bottles. Some studies are proving a link between meat consumption and early puberty like the study by Brighton University, U.K., which looked at 3,298 girls in Bristol, U.K. They found that 49% of girls ate meat 12 times a week from the age of 7 had reached puberty by age 12, whereas the figure was 35% for those who ate meat four times a week.

Long before, information was available to the impact on man-made chemicals on puberty, when girls in the throes of precocious puberty before the age of 12 were found to be off-springs of women who had consumed polybrominated biphenyl, PBB in their food as far back as 1973. Polybrominated biphenyl is a fire retardant. In 2000, the first study appeared in the journal of the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, Environmental Health Perspective , where it was found that precocious puberty in the form of breast development (no other evidence of puberty was present) in girls younger than age 8 in Puerto Rico. Through blood serum analysis and mass spectrometry, high levels of phthalates were found in 68% of the cases, and one had a significant level of disooctyl phthalate phthalates are endocrine disruptors. Phthlates are used to make PVC more flexible, yet resilient and can be found in the packaging of processed foods, shower curtains, vinyl floor and wall coverings, lubricants and adhesives, detergents, nail polish, hair spray, shampoo, deodorants, fragrances and toys. Phthalates have been found to also effect the development of the male brain, genital defects, metabolism, and lead to reduced testosterone in babies and adults.

The Food and Drug Administration, FDA, in the US allows the following to enter the food cycle with the aim to beef-up the cattle and sheep:

1. Estradiol — natural female sex hormone
2. Progesterone — natural female sex hormone
3. Testosterone – natural male sex hormone
4. Zeranol – synthetic growth promoter
5. Trenbolone acetate– synthetic growth promoter
6. Melengestrol acetate– synthetic growth promoter

And the FDA also allows

1. Bovine growth hormone (rBGH or rBST) – to increase milk production.

Caught Between the Body and the Mind

The problems of a sexualized society and its effect on gender self image cannot go understated. While the media, and schools aided and abetted by such international bodies as the U.N. are preparing young people to have sex education at a younger and younger age, and adults have been subjecting children to sexual abuse and awareness at a younger and younger age yet the children are not emotionally or psychologically ready for the ordeal. Yet, this has not always been the case, as secularists must take responsibility for extending childhood in terms of years, and has made social maturity a distant reality for many. With fewer people over the age of 18 taking responsibility for their lives and others, we have children who are pubescent, and appear older. They are subjected to taunts by peers, and to advances by older men.

The symptoms of precocious puberty are:

For girls before age 8:

• Breasts
• Armpit or pubic hair
• First menstruation

For boys before age 9:

• Enlarged testicles and penis
• Armpit or pubic hair
• Facial hair

The body matures faster than the mind in a society that says:

• Child marriages are inhuman (ignoring that some children mature more quickly than others on all levels)

• Children must have full knowledge of sex education (including same-sex education) as advanced by the U.N. and taken up by such countries as the U.K.

• Not to get pregnant before marriage

The U.N. report “Africa Fit for Children” advances:

• “Any customs, traditions, cultural or religious practices that contradict with children’s rights should not be supported”

• “It is prohibited to subject the child to any abusive or illegal action in his private life; however, parents have the right in reasonable supervision; the child has the right in legal protection from such interventions”.

• “Marriage of children is prohibited. Efficient measures, including laws, should be taken in order to specify the minimum age of marriage which is 18 years for males and females and for prohibiting marriage before that age even if they reached puberty”.

• Childhood extends to 18 years of age.

Article 37 states:

    ” States should ensure that adolescent parents retain all rights inherent to their status both as parents and as children, including access to all appropriate services for their own development, allowances to which parents are entitled, and their inheritance rights. Measures should be adopted to ensure the protection of pregnant adolescents and to guarantee that they do not interrupt their studies. Efforts should also be made to reduce stigma attached to single and adolescent parenthood.”

It one way up a blind alley to make sense out of the mess that is man-made according to his desires, and one way of not allowing for maturity and a sense of responsibility for the offspring which requires the ability to be responsible. The U.N. is clearly not interested in what the offspring of such liaisons have to say viewing sexual and reproductive rights of the child as being independent of the family when the global trade in modern day slavery, human trafficking is at an all time high!

In the comprehensive report Adolescent Angst prepared by counselors, drug experts, and mental health charities and commissioned by the Priory Group, a study, which focused on 12- to 19-year-olds found the following:

    “Society is more relaxed than 50 or 60 years ago — traditional controls have largely evaporated. While the biological menarche is dropping due to estrogens in the system and better nutrition, increased cognitive and emotional maturation at a younger age isn’t — so 12-, 14-, and 16-year-olds are still largely 12-, 14-, and 16-year olds …. Unfortunately, as in generations past, today’s teens worry after the event — the immediacy of the urge overcomes all anxieties”.

The conscious social engineering being done such bodies as the UN, the Internet and state education, and the unconscious social engineering being done by the media industry and liberal parenting is upsetting the laws of nature. Children are people with hearts, minds, and souls in the process of development, and if we continue as we are without recourse for the needs of our environment, and the needs of children, then we have lost sight of the purpose of family as the only socializing tool that can prepare a child in terms of the emotional, psychological, physical and environmental tools that they need in order to thrive – and this is not a third world issue!


Dr. Mercola. Girls Now Begin Puberty at Age 9.

Colon, I. et al. Identification of Phthalate Esters in the Serum of Young Puerto Rican Girls with Premature Breast Development. Department of Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico. and Environ Health Perspect. 2000 Sep;108(9):895-900.

PCRM. More Meat Consumption Leads to Earlier Puberty for Girls.

The Priory Group. “Adolescent Angst.”

“Review of Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) in Schools: A report by the External Steering Group.”

Rogers, L. Girls Now Begin Puberty at Age 9. Sunday Times.

Shaw, Vicky. “UK Has ‘Highest Teenage Pregnancy Rate in Europe’.” The Independent.

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6 thoughts on “The Problem with Precocious Puberty

  1. This is why we need to look into this, a sped-up childhood can be a messy one, especially if it isnt evolutionary or is affected by human interference in the environment.

    But the sexual education is needed, as social pressures in today’s society is truly what is flawing a natural child’s curiosity in sexual activities, restricting them as “immoral” and thereby lowering their self-esteem about themselves, and preventing open-minded discussion. Thats why such low teenage pregnancies occur with comprehensive sexual education, when they are exposed and thereby know the truth about sex- and dont go into it blindly as eventually, they will be confronted with it. Best that they are informed based on what sex really is.

    • Hi Alex…

      I think that whatever the factors ae, we should consider them all, and not disregard anything including evolution itself!

      Yeah it’s in a child’ nature to be curious about themselves, but when it comes to certain stages in life, there are signposts that guide us a long the road. The touble today is thee is only one sign post, and we think that is natural, ignoing the havoc it creates in the hearts and minds of childn who grow up without the kind of emotional and psychological maturation that would help them to be responsible for what they think they have. They think they have “sexual freedom” but its the girl who pays, regadless of the devices employed, she pays emotionally, psychologically, and physically – so do the offsping. And now thee is eveidence that men pay too emotionally and psychologically, and that is the scipt we base the est of ou life on? Is this nomal or the unspoken human cost of a secular lifestyle. You want them to know the truth about sex, the trouble is it is not just about sex – it never is!

      • There is no standard “signposts” of course, as it varies within a usual average frame for different children, with some more curious than others.

        Indeed, I would think you are referring to the neglect of education towards children which is a sad and despicable truth, and then only providing one sign post to the maturation stage? I then agree.

        • That is why teachers who teach sex education have been trying to bring parents into the picture. If parents took up this important responsibility, then a child will learn according to their developmentatl stages. It is the parents who need to be taught how to teach the children, so that they will have the courage to do becuase it cannot be reduced to a health and science issue. I know one mother who was confronted by the issue by her 1 year old daughter who blantently said will if you wont tell me I can get it from my friends, and anything else I can look up on the Internet. This challenged made the mother realize that if she wanted her daughter to learn about the emotions, and being responsible for those feelings that she had to teach her duaghter herself!

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