Ever wondered about how to prepare for your first period? A great place to start is by understanding the “why” – why does a uterus menstruate? Next, get to know […]Read more »
This is such an important question! Menstrual periods may be light and easy for some people, but for others, they may be heavy and/or accompanied by painful cramps. We’re sorry […]Read more »
Are there any side effects from Depo-Provera (injectable birth control)? I haven’t had my period since I received my first injection one month ago. Should I be concerned?Updated 18 March 2022 under Ask Us.
Thank you for your question! Most teens receive their first Depo-Provera injection during the first five days of their last normal menstrual period, which provides protection against pregnancy right away. […]Read more »
A few days ago, when I went to the bathroom, there was brown stuff in my underwear! I have never had my period and I don’t know how to tell anyone, please help!Updated 11 October 2021 under Ask Us.
Take a big deep breath, everything is going to be fine! Brown discharge can happen before, during, or after your period. However, if it’s your first time having brown discharge, […]Read more »
I haven’t had my period since April, before that it had been absent for 6 months, before that 4 months. Now it’s gone again, is there a pattern? My aunt had PCOS, could I also have PCOS? Should I be worried about it?Updated 27 August 2021 under Ask Us.
Periods, hormones, and timing don’t always make a good trio, which is super frustrating. However, developing a strong understanding on the things that can impact hormone regulation and in turn […]Read more »
I had my first period at age 12, but I haven’t have another one since. I am 16 years old now. What is wrong with me?Updated 4 August 2021 under Ask Us.
This is such a great question, so glad you asked! Amenorrhea (pronounced “a-men-or-re-ah”) means absent or no menstrual period. There are two different types of amenorrhea, primary and secondary. Primary […]Read more »
My pregnancy test was negative and I used protection, but my period is 9 days late. Should I be concerned?Updated 10 May 2021 under Ask Us.
Yes, it’s still possible to be pregnant even after a negative pregnancy test and successful protection use. When condoms are used 100% effectively, they provide 98% chance of protection against […]Read more »
Thank you for your question. It is very common to have irregular periods during the first few years after starting menstruation (periods). During the first year, most girls have at […]Read more »