Our daughters becoming women too early
On daughters becoming women too early
By Edema Tosan
Our great grandmas had their menarche at 15 years, our grandmas at 14, our moms at 13 and currently our daughters have their menarche at 10-12years old. This declining downward trajectory represents an overall depreciative procreation value with obvious implications for humanity’s future.
Everyone should therefore worry about what’s next: the possible scepter of our grand-daughters having their menarche when they are 8-10 years old (within the next 50years). And if we take it one step further; since our lifespan is now up from the 60s to 70s, our great grand-daughter’s 50-100 years from now might be having their menarche at 6-8years old if we continue on the same path and do nothing to address this man-made downward spiral.
The above matters because menarche to a female is the true first absolute indication that a female is about to be womanized. Menarche also correlates to a count-down clock that is related to the bearing of offspring. Menarche also indirectly empowers our girls to go ahead and explore their femininity platform. Biologically, most girls’ bodies are predictably ready in 2-3 years post-menarche to bear children and go through the pregnancy processes.
Now, imagine a grand and great grand-daughter under 10 years of age that is pregnant and about to give birth to another human being. There is absolutely no where on earth, hell or heaven why, when or where this madness is acceptable. This is a grave tragedy that warrants immediate and progressive corrective actions to mitigate or reverse this trend.
The above situation also underscores one of humanity’s most precious yet disregarded, ignored and disrespected viable commodities for its survival. Yes, females not males. Females are the vessels that provide and sustain life via nature, nurture or both. Traditionally; without viable female ovum, life itself would cease to exist. Some might argue that we can always create life in a test tube and outside a woman’s ovum mechanism, but at what cost, and with what unknown ramifications?
Female fertility rate today is 2.8 children per woman. 50-100 years ago that number was 5.5 children per woman. This simply means that the average woman today is lucky to bear three kids each compared to women 50-100 years ago that could have six kids. Of course there are other multiple factors why this trend is what it is. The very end of female fertility age (viability) steadily keeps declining and today it is between 30-35 years. 50-100 years ago, that number was 40-45 years. Simply put, it is harder for women to get pregnant today after attaining 35 years of age.
Female fertility peak age used to be 20-26 years, but now it is put at 16-24years. To expand on the above statement, our girls today are easily getting pregnant in their mid to late tens. Late age menarche 50-100 years ago meant our girls then didn’t get pregnant until in their 20th. Majority of pregnancies at 30 years of age today are considered trending geriatrics. 50-100 years ago, geriatric pregnancies were defined in relation to those that were 40-45 years of age. Females at 30-35 years of age today have less than 25000 eggs left in the bank (ovary), which is under 2% of what they started with (2millions eggs post-menarche). More than half of the remaining under 2% eggs are not viable to sustain pregnancy or produce fetus.
50-100 years ago, women at the same benchmark age of 30 averagely had around 250000 eggs (13%) left and having more eggs simply means more pregnancy viability with increased probability. In today’s world, a woman’s best fertility viability age bracket is around16-26 years of age. Compare yhis with the situation 50-100 years ago where that same number was 18-30 years. The notion of the best fertility viability age relates to the best years for a female to have kids with least pregnancy complications. This is when the female body is working like a fine-tuned machine for the best overall outcome for both babies and moms.
Others would argue that evolution has ways of dealing with these kinds of abnormalities and point to some exceptions such as certain animals and plants species with asexual reproductive abilities and capabilities. Some might even consider cloning as a partial solution in the nearest future. Like life itself; there are rules guiding life and breaking these rules only lead to unknown dynamics (good or bad). Some people will say so what? Humans are top of the food chain of species as we know it and have been specialized over time. Specific specialization probably delegated females with ovarian-eggs capability and for men to just deposit the check in the bank-sperm.
How did life really begin? What makes a zygote, embryo or fetus viable and then to now have heartbeats to keep surviving inside our daughters’ wombs? The true nature of life is the circle of life culminated and complicated by words of wisdom such as: “He giveth and taketh – thy creator,” “from dust to dust,” and “we all eventually return to our maker.”
What sparks the embryo to life, how and why? Is it like a written computer code designed to execute a programme if all things goes well as planned? For life to begin in the womb, a certain threshold or benchmark has to be attainable, sustainable and achievable. What are the chances that all things have to be perfect and yet people continue to have imperfect children? And what is a perfect child?
The answer lies in the sparks of life – that moment when all things equal and line up for our daughters’ HEARTBEAT to probably jumpstart or jolt the embryo heart to life. Then, the embryo-fetus heartbeat subsequently takes over like an executed computer program until birth. This jolted embryo heart probably starts mimicking our daughters’ heart rhythms like a copy cat. This monumental moment can only be possible due to our daughters’ biological abilities and capabilities. Sorry men; we could say women have a bigger heart than men. Women’s hearts plays a more intricate part in bringing forth life. The idiomatic question, which came first: chicken/daughters or the egg/ovum should be delegated to the sparks of life to settle the scores because without the sparks the child or egg is non-existent and inert at best.
Early age menarche ultimately equates to decrease in female fertility age and increase in female high risk pregnancy in the mid-early 30th. The chief culprit seems to be what we consume and how what we consume is slowly altering our physiological structures at both the micro-biological and biochemical levels. This slow run-away train is progressively getting worse and it is much more compounding to comprehend how we got here, where things are going and what can be done to reverse the course. Is reversing the course even an option at this point? Could reversing course create an unexpected new twist to further complicate the situation? Or should we just learn to cope and live with this new norm.
I once saw a dead 1-2month chicken in a chicken farm. This dead chicken weighed 5-10 pounds more than the average farm chicken and 10-15 pounds more than the average traditional raised chicken. This chicken died because its legs were shattered beyond comprehension. The chicken’s upper body weight was too much for it feeble legs and lower body. When discovered; the chicken’s lower extremities seemed disintegrated as if a truck ran over the chicken’s lower body multiple times. This farm averages 5-10 other dead chickens weekly with similar etiology.
The simple reason for the above chickens’ calamity is that the chickens are getting too big for meat productions The cause of this dilemma is probably related to scientific advancements and enhancements of GMO feeds, and antibiotics and steroids introduction to catalytically increased poultry meat production. Such overweight young chicks’ unintended deaths are directly related to big poultry micro and macro management for 100% daily poultry operations to maximize their bottom line-profits and satiate their greed.
Furthermore, big poultry corporations now control everything from chicks-chickens acquisition, regulations and harvesting for poultry meat production lines for markets consumptions. These corporations also regulate what you can feed these chicks-chickens and subsequently retaliate and punish farmers when not in compliance. For example, if you want to be a poultry farmer in the USA, you have to be licensed by a big corporation’s affiliate-local/states apparatus that is connected to behind-the- scenes big brother corporations that will ensure you stay in line or in your lane and thus continue to line up big brother’s pockets.
You will then get your specific types of genetically designed chicks and designed chicks’ food from their certified affiliated companies. If you try to raise your chicks as free range, against what the bigger corporations recommend, you will meet coordinated resistance at every level designed to rail you back in line or stiffen you business. This above corporate resistance can financially cripple your business within 1-3 years unless you have big pocket or banker to help withstand and sustain their never-ending relentless litigation.
Steroids (growth hormones) are designed and only needed to treat certain conditions with short and intermediate therapeutic usage and benefits. The simple connection to animal and poultry farm steroids use is that steroids are used to speed up chicken/farm animals meat growth production just like some athletes taking steroids to enhance their performance capacity by growing bigger muscles. As we all know the long-term use of steroids is not healthy for humans; likewise poultry and farm animals. Yet, we as a society continue to allow farm animals and poultry steroids practices. And now some of us wonder why our children are getting bigger and heavier to the point where our 14-16 years old daughters look like 20-25 years old women. Sustainable long-term steroids use can also render human tissues, ligaments, tendons, muscles, organs and linings compromised with long-term irreversible complications.
Antibiotics are only and simply needed to fight infections. In some other cases, antibiotics may be employ for preventive measures. The question is very simply if humans are only taking antibiotics for all sorts of infections why then do poultry or farm animal farms use antibiotics routinely or regularly. Are these poultry and farm animals always sick and if so is the routine use of antibiotics the answers? What about accurate and consistent health hygiene practices? Not to mention antibiotics abuses leading to more antibiotics resistance microbes, more complex infections and other unintended micro-ecological ramifications? Illegitimate use of antibiotics in non infectious situations does lead to further unintended consequences.
GMO – genetic modified organisms simply means what nature made isn’t enough to support or sustain humanity’s overpopulation. Hence we are pushing the natural intended boundaries of organisms to compensate for overpopulation without taking into account situations when organisms’ natural boundaries are unsustainably pushed and subsequently overstretched. Odds are a new Pandora arises. Like most unknown, the Pandora can be either good or bad. This Pandora then can affect organisms’ ecological livelihood. GMO biological enhancements are mostly achieved by altering natural DNA or parts of DNA to improve or accomplish certain desired quality. Once natural DNA is altered, then consequential outcomes arises, with both known and unknown ramifications.
There is no disputing that big farms and corporations employ combinations of antibiotics, steroids and GMO in their daily poultry and farm animals operations. Ask yourselves why and how else are today’s chickens’ averaging 5-10pounds heavier than chickens of 50-100 years ago. Same goes for other farm animals with more pounds of flesh as the ultimate goal. Do the math: 2 months old chicken 50-100 years ago barely weighed 4-6 pounds and gets slaughtered after 1-2years at around 8-12 pounds. Today, average chickens from poultry farms weigh 15-20 pounds at 6-10weeks when slaughtered for market consumption.
Now compare everything above to what has been eroding our girls natural menarche trajectory at younger ages. The obvious connection is that our children are consuming these antibio-steroid-fed poultry and farm animals daily without the realization that similar effects that affect poultry and farm animals are also slowly directly and, or indirectly altering our children’s overall physiological characteristics. An average 10-15years girl today weighs 115-135 pounds. In comparison, same age bracket girls 50-100 years ago weighed 85-110 pounds. Simply put, that is a 20-30% increase in weight with no real or specific justification; and needless to say also, accountability.
Our daughters’ getting bigger and heavier might have similar consequences like the above 2 month old dead chickens. As we all can agree; bigger and heavier doesn’t mean better or healthier. In fact, bigger and heavier correlates to overweight, obesity, female ovarian diseases and complications, other health diseases and complications and co-morbidities like heart disease, diabetes and heart attacks.
We all have read on the news of some man arrested for soliciting a teenager (prostitute) and or having sex with a minor. Some of the victims are minors under 14 years. One of these 14 year old teenagers in the news, years ago already had a child. Not to mind why a 14 year old is out at 1am at night in a bar or on the street with a fake ID. The arrested 30-plus something years old man’s (probably drunk or under some influence of illicit substances) statement to the arresting officer was, “I thought she was like 20years old!” The officer’s question to the man was much more stupd, perplexing and head-scratching, “did you ask to see her ID?” A drunk man at a bar looking to get laid, thinking he is getting lucky and you think his marbles are intact to trigger him to ask her, “can I see your ID?, or how old are you?” Good job, officer Joe!
The larger society’s picture or question to the above quagmire is how did a 14 year old mom get to look like 20 or more than 20yrs old? From our best summation, this 14 year old teen-mom must have been developing as a matured woman at the age of probably 10. This nightmarish societal trend is more common today, and especially in the last 20-30yrs. In contrast to what obtained 50-100 years ago, the difference at the moment is clearly and painfully one between day and night. We need all the help we can find.