thelarche

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the start of breast development in a woman at the beginning of puberty

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Female hormone injections have seen her develop tiny breast buds and she no longer has to shave every day.
The girls experienced premature puberty, including development of breast buds and breast mass, while the boys reported effects consistent with gynecomastia, the agency said in a safety announcement.
And by removing her breast buds, they would reduce the chances of breast cancer, which runs in the family, and minimize discomfort from the harness needed to lift her in and out of bed.
MANY OF US HAVE HEARD THE ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE AND MAY EVEN KNOW SOMEONE--A NEIGHBOUR, A NIECE, A DAUGHTER: GIRLS WITH BREAST BUDS AND PUBIC HAIR AT AGE 6 OR 7 AND FIRST MENSTRUATION FOR 8-YEAR-OLDS BECOMING THE NORM, NOT THE EXCEPTION.
Compared with 8-year-old white girls, about four times as many Black 8-year-oids grow pubic hair and develop breast buds.
If a young woman does not have breast buds or pubic hair by age fourteen, then she should discuss this with her doctor to rule out any problems.