Research shows that many girls are in elementary school when they have their first period. But often they have not received adequate health education.
Most affected women won’t be aware of the condition until puberty, when their first period never comes.
The panic about British children reaching puberty younger is unwarranted. Medieval skeletons provide a different answer.
Be it because of concerns over big femcare, landfill, cost, toxic ingredients or toxic shock syndrome, some menstruators seek solutions outside of the Kotex box. These are those choices.
Girls who have their first period at a young age are more likely to experience poorer health as a adult, including an elevated risk of diabetes during pregnancy.