I am 18 years of age and facing the problem of long periods. My periods haven’t stopped and now it’s the 14th day of my period with pain. I had sex a month ago. Am I pregnant, or what?

Updated 24 June 2022 under Ask Us.

Thank you for your question! Daily bleeding for more than 8 days is considered a long period. If your period lasts for more than 8 days, you should make an […]

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I have an appointment with my doctor to talk about birth control, because my period symptoms are difficult to manage. What questions should I ask? Are there any questions they may ask me? How do I know if I am receiving the right pill for me?

Updated 11 March 2022 under Ask Us.

Awesome question and great job advocating for yourself! There are a lot of different methods for birth control methods (pills, patches, rings, injections, implants, intrauterine devices (IUDs), etc.) available, so […]

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I got my first period about a year and a half ago. It was coming about every month since then, but for the last three months I haven’t had my period. Should I be concerned?

Updated 5 November 2021 under Ask Us.

Great question! Irregular periods are super common during the first few years of menstruation (getting a period). Most girls during the first year of menstruation have at least 4 periods; […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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I am 17 years old and underweight. My period is super irregular and I don’t know why. Could it be because I am underweight? Is there anything I can do to be healthier, will it help regulate my period?

Updated 18 May 2021 under Ask Us.

Irregular periods can be super inconvenient and sometimes pretty frustrating. Pinpointing the main cause for irregular periods can also be challenge, since there can be many different causes. For starters, […]

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Is it good to eat non vegetarian foods when I have my period?

Updated 3 February 2021 under Ask Us.

Adolescent females have higher iron needs than guys do because of the blood loss experienced during their period. You can get iron in your diet from a variety of sources […]

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I really want to get pregnant. The only problem is, I haven’t had my first period yet and I am worried about getting a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Is it possible to get pregnant (even if I haven’t had my period yet), while protecting myself from STIs?

Updated 2 October 2020 under Ask Us.

Thank you for your question. It is totally possible for a young woman to become pregnant without having her first period. This is because during ovulation a mature egg is […]

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Period Products: Period Underwear

Updated 11 August 2022 under Health Guides.

Are there other period products available besides tampons and pads? Yes. If you are looking for a reusable period product, you may want to consider period underwear. Unlike tampons and […]

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