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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.
  • mooni26
    Posted 15 Nov, 2015, 11:50
    mooni26 Im 13, and my mum and my sister got theirs when they were 13, so Im really anxious about when it will come.
  • Cherrybubblegum666
    Posted 06 Sep, 2015, 03:36
    Cherrybubblegum666 I have not got my period yet and I'm 12.1 so I might have it soon because my mum and sister had there's at 12.5
  • Lartarliah
    Posted 22 Jul, 2015, 06:12
    Lartarliah I'm 8 and I have my period
  • Rhiba
    Posted 19 Jul, 2015, 09:11
    Rhiba i got my first period when i was 12
  • Gloombow
    Posted 18 Jul, 2015, 04:48
    Gloombow I know kids who have had them at 8 and 9. I was late 13 nearly 14 when I got mine and just turned 14. I was expecting it ages away cause I am small and fit.
  • Possum Girl
    Posted 04 Jun, 2015, 10:00
    Possum Girl I am really nervous every about getting my first period because my mum said I was around the age of having it but I really don't want to but my mum told me not to be nervouse!

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