Why wear a bra? No-one needs to wear a bra, but bras protect and support breasts, they help to make you feel comfortable when you are dashing around doing sport, they can help a girl feel good by giving a shape that she likes to her body and they can make a girl feel less self conscious when wearing tee shirts around those 'immature' boys in her class or friendship group. Boys can be such a pain sometimes, twanging bra straps and making silly comments - can't they?
There are so many things for a mother to share with her daughter. Among the important lessons is breast care. The onset of puberty for girls is marked with the growth of the breast as well as the start of the monthly menstruation.
We respect your privacy. Wearing the right bra, learning about breast care and how to do self-exams, maintaining a healthy weight, and skipping cigarettes and alcohol are essential to breast health, even for teenagers. But if you're a typical teenyour first concern is just whether you have "normal" breasts.
John is a medical writer and editor with more than 15 years experience in the field. She is a former medical officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Like women, breasts come in a variety of beautiful shapes and sizes.
Gynecomastia is the enlargement of a male's breasts secondary to various factors. It occurs in adolescence because of temporary hormonal imbalance of testosterone male hormone and estrogen female hormone. It affects 30 percent - 60 percent of all males reaching puberty, and subsides by age 18 in 80 percent of the cases.
Some girls can't wait for them to come and look forward to their arrival as they would their birthday, first kiss, or a soccer championship. Other girls dread them as much as eating a big plate of Brussels sprouts or changing the kitty litter. But most girls have mixed feelings and are not quite sure why they have them and what to do about them.
Once your boobs are fully developed, they look and feel the best they ever will throughout your 20s and into your early 30s, so embrace them! Read up on the reassuring reasons behind breast tenderness. Besides growing larger because of hormones and all that milk, pregnancy can also alter the color of your areola it darkens and enlarge your nipples.
In certain conditions, some girls start way earlier or way later than that. But for girls with a normal growth and development curve, puberty will start during their middle school or high school years. During puberty, there is a natural increase in the hormone estrogen in the body. This is the hormone responsible for the dramatic changes that you are experiencing during adolescence, including your growing breasts.
There is evidence of early puberty leading to increased risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer — particularly breast cancer. Until now, unfortunately, scientists have poorly understood the processes that make some girls develop younger than others. But new findings from our research at the University of Glasgow solve a large part of the mystery and could have important health implications as a result.