What's a period?

Menstruation is totally normal. It usually happens to girls between ages 9 and 16. Simply put, getting your period means your reproductive organs have started cranking.

Starting to menstruate—or worrying about when you will—can be a little stressful. But, there’s really no reason to freak. All women get their periods at some point, and you will, too—whether you like it or not.

Yes, it can be totally inconvenient, and some aspects can be pretty uncomfortable (like killer cramps—ugh!). But, it really is an amazing thing. Nature in action!


2/19/2010 7:00:00 AM
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