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  • QUESTION How old are you when you get your first period?
  • ANSWER Some girls start as early as 9 or 10, others not until they are 15 or 16. The average age for starting menstruation is 12.5 years of age. Your period will come when your body is ready. The age when your period starts is determined by your genes, which you inherited from your parents. Have a chat to mum and any aunts and ask them how old they were when they started their periods and this will give you an idea of when yours might start. Remember you also inherit genes from your dad's side of the family so ask aunties and cousins on that side of the family too.
  • _lilypop_24
    Posted 03 Mar, 2015, 10:50
    _lilypop_24 girls get them from a range of years, they can be as early as 7, or as late as 17. i got mine 2 weeks before i turned 14. And my friend had her first period for 2 WEEKS so imagine that!!
    But don't worry about anything, most girl don't get cramps, which is a gift, most girls do. but never worry it's your "leap" into womanhood.
  • Li7y
    Posted 01 Sep, 2013, 03:46
    Li7y That's interesting!
    I must be a very average girl because I got it at exactly 12.5 years of age. :)
  • Li7y
    Posted 01 Sep, 2013, 03:46
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  • hjt1808
    Posted 03 Aug, 2013, 03:55
    hjt1808 so then the most likely time for me to start is this coming february
  • sdkbeagley
    Posted 17 Apr, 2013, 04:19
    sdkbeagley i don't have a mum, thats why i'm on this site like my dad would answer my questions it would be sooooooooooooooo embarassing for him and me.
  • Hayley100
    Posted 06 Oct, 2012, 03:34
    Hayley100 i already have my period and i use to ask my mum all sorts of questions and that was a good question and answer to ask :)

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