How come girls get periods but guys don’t? No fair!

feminine productsIt may seem unfair that girls get periods and boys don’t, but it’s because their bodies are different. Girls have reproductive organs which include a uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, and vagina. Boy’s have a penis, scrotum (sack), and testicles.

For girls – every month, the lining of the uterus thickens and prepares for a fertilized egg. If the egg doesn’t become fertilized, the lining sheds and blood is released from the uterus. This is called a period.

So, having a period means that you’ll likely be able to get pregnant. Guys have different reproductive organs, so they don’t have a period and therefore can’t get pregnant. Some guys may actually feel that this is unfair.