Early puberty may mean less time in education for girls | UKEdChat Editorial

The age at which girls have their first period may influence how long they stay in education.
The findings come from a study in which researchers have tried to untangle the effect of the age at first period from other complex factors that might affect time spent in education, revealing that young women who start their periods earlier may spend less time in the education system.
Previous research has indicated girls who reach sexual maturity earlier may be more prone to developing depression and, in low and middle-income countries, more vulnerable to early pregnancy and negative sexual…

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