Sexual abuse harm goes so deep that it triggers early puberty
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Excerpt from article: Puberty is a complex biological phenomenon that is unlikely to be triggered by a single factor. Rather than be overwhelmed by the multitude of targets to tackle, perhaps we can begin with a focus on obesity and stress, the two culprits that research shows have direct and detrimental effects. It also makes sense to take a cautious approach toward chemicals in our households and in our foods. As mothers and researchers, we advocate for more research and also support the precautionary principle when it comes to making policy: If we don’t know whether something is safe, then we shouldn’t be exposing our children to it.