Understanding the Unique Challenges of Female Incarceration – The Sentencing Project

The number of incarcerated women stands nearly eight times higher than in 1980, with over 200,000 women behind bars. There are over 7,000 girls, predominantly girls of color, in youth confinement around the country. Analyzing female incarceration…
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Early Puberty in Girls May Take Mental Health Toll – The Philadelphia Inquirer

A new study suggests that girls who get their first menstrual periods at a young age have a greater risk for developing depression and antisocial behavioral issues that may last into their 20s. Read more.