Research shows that many girls are in elementary school when they have their first period. But often they have not received adequate health education.
Even though every second person will get their period, it can still come as a shock. Parents can help with good information and support.
When it comes to teaching about cycles in schools, the period dominates the story — but it’s important we teach about the ovulation part of the cycle, too.
Most affected women won’t be aware of the condition until puberty, when their first period never comes.
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.
A new book on puberty has explored why we find it so difficult to talk about puberty, and why we need to start talking about it earlier.
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.