Girl Talk Puberty

Girl Talk: Having “The Sex Talk” with my Mom

I’ll never forget when my mother decided that it was time for me to get a crash course on the birds and the bees aka “the sex talk.” I was ten years old and had just gotten my period. I think she hoped that she’d be let off the hook because we had a class in school where the girls and boys were separated and they gave us…

Girl Talk Puberty

Girl Talk: How to Deal with Your New Hair Growth

Puberty brings many great developments: breasts, the ability to one day have children, and lots and lots of extra hair that you now must learn to manage. It may not be pretty, and it may be painful, but it is part of the initiation into womanhood – Welcome! What causes puberty-specific hair growth? When puberty begins, the pituitary glands send some hormones, FSH/LH, to tell your ovaries that…