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Just in case puberty wasn't horrifying enough

The scarily honest animated facts of life for teens A disturbingly blunt and beautifully animated short film about the horrifying changes brought about by puberty. Part of the "Teen Facts" exhibit at the NEMO Science Center in Amsterdam. (via everlasting blort)
posted by mediareport on Aug 21, 2012 - 25 comments

What's Wrong With the Teenage Mind?

Children today reach puberty earlier and adulthood later. The result: A lot of teenage weirdness. Adolescence has always been troubled, but for reasons that are somewhat mysterious, puberty is now kicking in at an earlier and earlier age. At the same time, first with the industrial revolution and then even more dramatically with the information revolution, children have come to take on adult roles later and later.
posted by Ruthless Bunny on Feb 1, 2012 - 79 comments

Led by the child who simply knew

Led by the child who simply knew The twin boys were identical in every way but one. Wyatt was a girl to the core, and now lives as one, with the help of a brave, loving family and a path-breaking doctor’s care.
posted by AwkwardPause on Dec 11, 2011 - 81 comments

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.

Now That You're Big - a guide for the pubescent, in the style of Dr. Seuss (slightly NSFW)
posted by exogenous on Oct 6, 2011 - 52 comments

Puberty Blues

Puberty Blues - Hayley Smith started developing breasts when she was five. A year later, she had her first period. “It was awful,” her mother says. “There was so much ignorance. People treated her differently—Hayley didn’t really have a childhood. You just don’t expect to have to talk to your six-year-old daughter about having periods.” The evidence from Denmark suggests that Hayley’s experience could soon be commonplace. Most paediatric endocrinologists now agree that the age of puberty is falling fast in developed nations. But there is no consensus on why.
posted by heatherann on Jul 31, 2010 - 93 comments

The end of childhood

Where has all the pubic hair gone? After sweating through the [eight-year-old girl's] eyebrow wax, Engle [...] was directed to give her pint-size client a … bikini wax. “But … there’s nothing there, right?” I ask Engle. “I mean, at eight? Am I forgetting something?” “Nope,” she says. “There’s not. Doesn’t matter. That’s when the mothers are starting them these days.”
posted by desjardins on Apr 4, 2008 - 207 comments

The Mind-Booty problem

Having sex at 12 is a bad idea. But if you're pubescent, it might be, in part, your bad idea. Slate rethinks the age of consent.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Sep 27, 2007 - 89 comments

Lost Nintendo sex ed tape

You need a trip to Nintendoland for a crash course in knowledge! NSFW
posted by rxrfrx on Jun 28, 2007 - 14 comments

This is not your grandmother's uterus

Educational films about puberty... Then, and now.
posted by verb on Feb 3, 2007 - 10 comments

What the heck is happening to my genitals?

The Puberty Pals.” [Flash, NSFW] This teaser animation for the “upcoming” feature film, Puberty: The Movie was produced by The B-Squad and The Toilet, who brought you “Leave it to Bush,” and voiced by Amy Sedaris, of Strangers With Candy.
posted by ijoshua on Oct 6, 2005 - 19 comments

Female Merit Badges

OK girls, what have you done to earn a merit badge? Learned about underarm hair or menstrual cramps? Made it through a preganancy test? And boys, what have you done to earn your merit badges?
posted by alms on Jun 5, 2003 - 14 comments

More and more American girls are hitting puberty at 7 or 8 and nobody seems to know why. Some say pesticides are to blame; Dr. Drew points the finger at MTV.
posted by jjg on Oct 23, 2000 - 19 comments

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