posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 01:23 PM
No one really knows. I had it happen to me. I was the first girl in the entire school to wear a "real" (as opposed to training) bra and I was in
third grade. I was the first girl in the school to start their period EVER and I was in 5th grade. And I was the tallest student for a few months,
then other girls caught up to me. I was 5 feet, 4 inches tall, when I was 9.
I am still that tall. I remember reading about early puberty later in life and that is one of the hallmarks. As a grown woman, it's on the cusp of
I also developed larger than normal breasts; even at my thinnest, I was a loose size 12 pants and an XXL top, wearing a size 38GG bra.
I had a perfectly normal period and pregnancy, but almost died trying to actually give birth. I could only have one child because of it. I asked the
specialist if there might be a link, and he was thoughtful, but said he had never heard of any research in that area.
Why? Because I am 52 in a few months. So all this was 40+ years ago, well before all the hormones and other stuff people are worried about today.
So probably it is a medical condition, unique to the individual.
If it was food-bourne, there would be more people involved, including boys developing with female characteristics.
Or perhaps it was something that nobody really gave any thought to. If you think back 100 years and more, it was common for much younger girls to
marry and bear children. Was their development considered early? No, it was considered normal. People we would call "little girls" routinely
marry and bear children all over the world today. Is their development questioned? No, it is considered normal
The culture has changed with the times; I think that medical issues are looked at with current cultural values, instead of on a human scale.