Periods, Period

Do early bloomers run in the family?


 
 
The age at which girls get their periods depends much more on their own bodies than on those of family members. While some, like the women in your family, tend to get them young, others get them when they’re older and still others (like me and my mom) get them at totally different times.
 
Studies show that genetics might have something to do with it, but there’s no hard-and-fast rule that’ll tell you when to expect Aunt Flo. Don’t be surprised if you get it earlier or later than your mom, aunts, grandmother or sister got it. And if you’re a few years behind (or ahead), don’t worry: There’s nothing weird about it!
 
 

BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM

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