As a girl gets older, anytime from 8 years old, her body starts changing. Some of the changes are as follows:

  • Her breasts will become bigger
  • Her body becomes rounded
  • She grows hair under her armpit and pubic area
  • She starts seeing her period (menstruation).

All these are signs of growth and development and there is nothing to worry about.

 Period Basics

As a girl matures, she starts seeing her monthly period. This is normal, there is nothing to fear and it should not prevent you from living your normal life.

When does a girl start seeing her period?

On the average, girls start seeing their periods at around 12 or 13 years, but some can see their period as early as 9 years

How often does a girl see her period?

A girl sees her period monthly, it could occur once (probably every 25 to 35 days) and it lasts for between 3 and 7 days each time.

What happens during a period?

About once every month, the lining of the womb builds up to prepare to support a pregnancy. When a girl does not get pregnant, the body sheds this lining of the womb, which is menstrual blood, through the vagina.

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