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Sixteen percent of U.S. girls now experience breast development by the age of 7 and 30 percent by the age of 8.

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"It's a common experience among many Asian American families — skillfully avoiding the topic of sex until absolutely necessary, which is often too late," reporter Thy Vo writes in part two of her series on discussions of sexuality in Asian American families.

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Doctors aren't sure why girls are hitting puberty earlier, the link between brain damage and freeway pollution, and more from our Daily Briefing.

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