Beyond the Headlines

Show topic: Puberty
August 16, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
ABC7's Emmy award-winning public affairs show, "Beyond the Headlines," provides in-depth coverage of the topics and issues facing the people of the Bay Area. Throughout the year, "Beyond the Headlines" airs half-hour specials on issues, ranging from Bay Area housing to same-sex marriage.

BEYOND THE HEADLINES
August 18, 2013
Puberty
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings

In this week's episode of "Beyond the Headlines," we focus on puberty and the physical changes young girls and boys go through, as well as the issues faced by transgender children. We discuss what happens to the body as it changes, the emotions adolescents face and how to talk to kids about puberty.

Research shows that more girls are entering puberty earlier in life, even as early as seven years old and that there may be a connection to breast cancer later in life. We'll hear from experts in psychiatry and endocrinology on these alarming statistics, as well as a teenager who has created a program to ease the woes of young adolescents facing puberty. Additionally, we will learn about an important on-going investigative study on early puberty and the participants involved.

Studio Guests

Louise Greenspan, MD
Pediatric Endocrinologist, Kaiser Permanente of San Francisco
www.kp.org

Alexandra Anderson
Community Outreach and Education Coordinator, Zero Breast Cancer
zerobreastcancer.org

Rachel Siskin-Lavine
Cygnet Study Participants

Maya Siskin-Lavine
Cygnet Study Participants

Petra Steinbuchel, MD
Psychiatrist, Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland
www.childrenshospitaloakland.org

Additional Information:
The Cygnet Study
www.cygnetstudy.com


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