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Ethnic Background & Penis Size

Published: March 12, 2001
Dear TeenHealthFX,
Is it true that people from certain ethnic backgrounds will start puberty earlier than others? Is it also true that penis size is affected by ethnic background?
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Dear Ethnic Background & Penis Size,

 

A recent study reported in the Journal of Pediatrics found that girls in the United States are entering into puberty much earlier than before. There is some evidence that exposure to environmental chemicals may be a reason why. Some scientists suspect that chemicals that mimic estrogens (some hair care products have estrogenic properties) may be the problem.

The study found that the average age for starting puberty was just under 9 for African-American females and 10 to 10 1/2 for whites. This is earlier then what had been previously thought. The average age for menstruation remained the same, 12 for African-Americans and 12.8 for Caucasians. There were a few theories to explain the differences but no concrete evidence.

There has been no advance in the onset of puberty for boys and no racial difference.

The old myth about Ethnicity And Penis Size is just that, a myth. There is no connection to penis size and one's ethnical background. Just like there is no connection between penis size and height, size of the foot, hand, nose or any other part of the body.

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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