5-year-old Emily Dover, who developed breasts buds aged two, saw her period at four and now being forced to go through menopause-as well as the same, often distressing, side effects that older women experience, reportedly developed strong body odour and cystic acne – to her parents’ shock, and has also grown hair on her forehead, back and vagina.
Her mum, Tam Dover, told Mirror Online her beautiful daughter is body conscious, aware that she is different to other children her age, but can’t understand why.
Recalling the moment Emily started menstruating, Tam, 41, said:
“Because she has trouble toileting, she thought she had done a poo in her undies. “We used panty liners and it didn’t last more than a day.” She added: “She only had her period again the other day”. “She hasn’t even had a chance to be a little girl. “She’s having to learn how to put panty liners on for menstruating.” When the youngster gets her period, she walks over to her devoted mum and dad, Matt, 40, and tells them that her “foo foo is bleeding”. “It’s difficult to explain to her what is happening,” said Tam. “She knows she’s different, she knows she’s much bigger than other children.