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Posted by By: Dr. Laura Berman on January 03 2019
Dr Berman, My daughter has signs of what I believe will be diagnosed as PCOS. She has acne, is gaining weight and as she is going through puberty, she is getting excess hair. It is coming in on her face and pretty dark all over her body. She is almost 12 and I know that kids can be cruel. I want to know is this too young to let her start shaving her legs and waxing? Other parents have said they won’t let their daughters wax until much older and that 12 was too young, but I can see the trajectory that this will take. I have PCOS and my life was miserable when I was developing because I too had excess hair and the kids were ruthless. I want to avoid her the same pain I went through. She hasn’t said anything yet, but I can see it and it’s getting worse. I also, though, don’t want to hurt her self esteem. My thinking is that it would be better to hear from me, though. Thoughts? Anna
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