- Menarche has dropped from 13 years to 10 years in the past decade.
- 20 per cent of Kolkata girls attain puberty before the age of 10.
- Some of them attain puberty very early - at 6 to 7 years.
The onset of puberty is marked by breast development (stage 2) which should happen between 8 and 13 years. If your girl is above 5 and has abnormal breast development or pubic hair growth (can be best assessed by regular inspection and palpation), just visit a Gynecologist. If she is below 5, regularise her diet, make her lifestyle lively and reasonably censor her accessories.
At least, in future, we don't want girls who can't fathom why they are bleeding.