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Hannah Talks About Her Early Puberty - And Her Absent Dad

Duration: 01:24

Up to about one third of children whose parents separate never see their dads. And losing contact with a father can be very problematic - especially for their daughters. Researchers have found that girls whose fathers abandon them when they are under 5 can get their periods much earlier than other girls. And as they get older, these girls can be more likely to face psychological problems and problems with their behaviour. Hannah Camille started her periods while she was still at primary school. She grew up without her dad - she's only met him twice.

Available since: Mon 7 Mar 2011


Executive Producer
Tony Stark
Terry Tyldesley
Terry Tyldesley
Sophie Raworth
Hannah Camille

This clip is from

Parents Under Pressure

Sophie Raworth looks at the upbringing of children in the UK and the ways to improve it.

First broadcast: 07 Mar 2011

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