I have noticed new stretch marks on my butt and hips. Does that mean I’m going to grow bigger hips and butt in my 20s?Updated 17 August 2020 under Ask Us.
Thank you for your question. Stretch marks aka “tiger stripes” are a beautiful part of growing into an adult, it’s a normal party of puberty for most teens. That’s right […]Read more »
I recently found out that I have MRKH (Mayer Rokitansky Kuster Hauser Syndrome) and I was curious, can MRKH affect breast development?Updated 15 April 2020 under Ask Us.
Thank you for your question. MRKH (Mayer Rokitansky Kuster Hauser Syndrome) is a congenital (occurs during fetal development) problem that affects the female reproductive tract. One in 5,000 females is […]Read more »
I started my period last August (at 14 years old), but I haven’t had a period for the last 6 months. I am not sexually active, but I have some of the symptoms in your guide on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Should I be concerned?Updated 10 April 2020 under Ask Us.
Thank you for your question. In young women, it’s totally normal to have fewer periods per year, especially for the first 2-3 years after starting your period. In the first […]Read more »
Girls typically begin puberty between ages 8 and 13. Puberty is the time when your body goes through hormone changes, your breasts develop, you notice pubic hair, and you have […]Read more »
A lot of girls want to know what will happen to their height as they go through puberty. The main way we know how tall you will be is to […]Read more »
Your period will start at a random time—you may not notice that you are bleeding until you go to the bathroom to urinate (pee) and see blood on the toilet […]Read more »
Stretch marks are very common during pregnancy (when a women’s belly stretches) but they are also common during times of rapid growth such as puberty and/or when a person gains […]Read more »
I’ve had discharge for about 2 years and I know that this can sometimes be a sign of starting your period, but I have still not started even though most of my friends have. Is there something wrong with me?Updated 16 July 2018 under Ask Us.
You’re right that most girls will have an increased amount of (clear) discharge before they get their first period. While this often occurs about six months before the first period, […]Read more »
Heredity, (the way certain features such as eye color are passed down from generation to generation), is the most important factor in determining what the size and shape of your […]Read more »
I’m 12, I have boobs and my period. All my friends and family say I look like I’m 14-16. Is this normal?Updated 29 January 2018 under Ask Us.
It can feel awkward to develop earlier than your friends but actually you are right on time. It is normal for girls to start puberty anytime between 8-13 years of […]Read more »