Pubertatea, primii pași în viața de femeie

Puberty, the first steps in a woman's life

The transition period from childhood to adolescence is one of the first and most important events that mark the beginning of a future woman's life. In certain cultures, the moment of the appearance of the first period is celebrated with parties with family and friends, being considered an essential moment in the development of the child. Puberty is defined by sexual development and an acceleration of growth towards the acquisition of reproductive functions.

On average, puberty starts around the age of 10-12, but there are situations where puberty starts too early (precocious puberty) or too late (delayed puberty). Precocious puberty can appear around the age of 8, and delayed puberty around the age of 16. We will discuss these two a little later in this article.

What are the first signs of puberty?

What are the first signs of puberty? | Libreria

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The first signs that tell us that a girl is entering puberty are the development of breasts and the appearance of pubic hair. Also, during this period, an accelerated growth of hair on the hands and feet can be observed. Other symptoms that puberty has made its way into a girl's life are:

  • The appearance of acne
  • Excessive sweating
  • First period
  • Accelerating the growth rate
  • Rounding the hips and narrowing the waist.

The first menstrual bleeding occurs on average two years after the first signs of puberty and the flow becomes regular only after a year or two after the first period. Also, due to the fact that the body is not so developed at the moment, the first cycles are without ovulation.

During puberty, girls also go through a series of emotional changes: mood changes, fits of anger, sadness, anxiety related to the changes they are going through, and of course, positive feelings, such as falling in love.

Precocious puberty - what is it, how does it occur and why?

Precocious puberty or precocious puberty occurs before the age of 8 and is due to the activation of normal puberty initiation mechanisms - the hypothalamus and pituitary begin to produce hormones that activate the ovaries, which in turn will produce estrogen. There is also a false precocious puberty which is determined by external factors, including exposure to a series of synthetic chemicals that mimic the functions of hormones (endocrine disruptors). An endocrine disruptor is an exogenous compound that influences the synthesis, secretion, transport or elimination of endogenous hormones. Endocrine disruptors can be of many kinds – industrial, agricultural, residential, pharmaceutical or heavy metals.

It is important, however, to communicate openly about puberty with the girls in our lives, especially if it is precocious. For girls who have experienced precocious puberty, the shock is much greater and the feelings of anxiety are much stronger than usual, all of this happening at a much younger age.

Puberty is one of the most challenging times for both girls and boys, but perhaps especially for parents. Our best advice as a parent is to have an open discussion with your child about this, there is no such thing as a perfect discussion and the discussion can happen more than once. It is important that your child knows that he can come to you with any questions.

Take it as an important topic, get advice around you, because how the sudden changes that the child experiences will be important for the healthy sexuality of the future adult.

There are certainly many questions left unanswered, but we, the Librea team, are here for you. If you are going through puberty and need advice on how to choose or how menstrual underwear can help you, you can write us a message and we will gladly answer you as soon as we can. Also, menstrual underwear can be a very good option at the time of the first periods when you are still trying to get used to the flow, the abundance and you are looking for comfort and convenience!

Until next time,

Libre team



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