12 Surprising Scientific Facts About Girls

Jodi Meltzer | Sep 19, 2014 Being a Mom

Girls, girls, girls! Of course we know about their passion for all things princess (apologies for the mostly true stereotype) and their flair for the dramatic (again, apologies), but girls are unique in fascinating ways.

Turns out girls have some advantages straight out of the womb ... and some that pop up in adolescence. Other characteristics really do make them vulnerable to topsy-turvey teenage years. 

Here are 12 facts about girls that may surprise you.

Is #9 in the slideshow true of your daughter?


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