Empowering Girls: Breast Cancer Risks


Parents should be aware that there are three things that increase a girl’s risk for breast cancer:

* If she starts her period early.

* If she does not have one baby before age 30.

* If she does not breastfeed.

From an interview with Teresa Knight, a St. Louis, MO OB/GYN with a Masters in Neuro-anatomy, concerning the risks of precocious puberty or early puberty.

Girls now start their periods three years earlier than previous generations. Fifty percent now start their periods by 10 years of age, increasing their risk of breast cancer.

Empowering Girls: Early Puberty

Precocious Puberty

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