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Portrait of a Child with Precocious Puberty
A case study of a seven-year-old Latina of Peruvian ancestry.
# 152443 | 1,307 words | 5 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Feb 13, 2013 in Psychology (General) , Child, Youth Issues (General)

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This paper provides a case study of a seven-year-old girl named Cecilia who is overweight for her age and has already entered into puberty. The paper further discusses how other than her physical development, Cecilia seems to be age-appropriate in terms of her intellectual development. The paper continues to discuss Cecilia's condition known as precocious puberty and suggests a teaching plan to help Cecilia and her family cope with her condition.

Part I: Physical Description and Visual Presentation
Part II: Health Condition
Part III: Teaching Component

From the Paper:

"Precocious puberty is identified as a condition in which girls under the age of eight manifest signs of puberty. "The onset of puberty is caused by the secretion of high-amplitude pulses of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) by the hypothalamus. The hypothesized mechanisms that suppress onset of puberty include (1) the HPG axis, which is highly sensitive to feedback inhibition by small amounts of sex steroids, and (2) central neural pathways that suppress the release of GnRH pulses" (Kaplowitz 2010). While a number of factors can cause precocious puberty, including tumors and hormonal abnormalities, the general trend in the Western world has been for puberty to occur at earlier and earlier ages. It remains controversial if this is due to nutritional or environmental factors. Furthermore, "an interesting and still unexplained finding is the high incidence of precocious puberty in girls adopted into Western Europe from various underdeveloped countries. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Carel, Jean-Claude; Najiba Lahlou, Orlando Jaramillo, Vincent Montauban, Cecile Teinturier,
  • Michel Colle, Christel Lucas, the French Leuprorelin Trial Group, & Jean Louis
  • Chaussain. (2002). Treatment of central precocious puberty by subcutaneous injections of Leuprorelin 3-Month Depot (11.25 mg). The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 87(9): 4111-4116. Retrieved May 24, 2010 at http://jcem.endojournals.org/cgi/content/full/jcem;87/9/4111
  • Kaplowitz, Paul B. (2010). Precocious puberty. eMedicine. Retrieved May 24, 2010 at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/924002-overview
  • Novaldex. (2010). Drugs.com. Retrieved May 24, 2010 athttp://www.drugs.com/cdi/nolvadex.html

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APA Format

Portrait of a Child with Precocious Puberty (2013, February 13) Retrieved March 04, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/case-study/portrait-of-a-child-with-precocious-puberty-152443/

MLA Format

"Portrait of a Child with Precocious Puberty" 13 February 2013. Web. 04 March. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/case-study/portrait-of-a-child-with-precocious-puberty-152443/>