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The Experience of Menarche from a Developmental Perspective

  • Jeanne Brooks-Gunn
  • Diane N. Ruble

Abstract

Although just one of a series of physical events that marks the attainment of adult reproductive status, menarche may be the most important pubertal change that a young woman experiences. Being a discontinuous event embedded in a more gradual process may make it even more salient to the young girl. Examining the social, psychological, and physical meaning of menarche is important for several reasons.

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Junior High School Young Girl Psychosomatic Medicine High School Girl Menstrual Symptom 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeanne Brooks-Gunn
    • 1
    • 2
  • Diane N. Ruble
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for the Study of Exceptional ChildrenEducational Testing ServicePrincetonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pediatrics, College of Physicians and SurgeonsColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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