I have a question about periods. I haven’t started my period and I’m curious what’s going on. I’ve never had sex…

Updated 5 December 2017 under Ask Us.

Most people first start their period around age 12-13 years in the United States. Some people start earlier, and others start later. Everyone is different. The timing of your period […]

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Why am I the first person in my class to get boobs, a bra and my PERIOD?

Updated 13 October 2017 under Ask Us.

It can feel awkward to mature faster than your friends however, not all young women begin puberty at the same age. Just like not everyone reaches their full height at […]

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Do I absolutely have to see a gynecologist at a certain age now that I’m a teen?

Updated 3 July 2017 under Ask Us.

When to have a gynecologic exam depends on whether there are any health problems such as vaginal infections, lack of menstrual periods, or other symptoms that need evaluation. Your first […]

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Cystic Fibrosis: Puberty and Menstrual Periods

Updated 9 March 2021 under Health Guides.

Puberty Puberty is the name for the time when your body begins to change and you go from being a child to an adult. Your hormone levels will change and […]

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I am the only one of my friends that hasn’t had period yet. Is it dangerous?

Updated 5 April 2017 under Ask Us.

Everyone goes through puberty at a different time, which means girls get their periods at different times too. Most girls get their period about 2 to 2.5 years after they […]

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I need help building a positive body image. Because I am skinny, lack curves, and still wear a size A. I feel like boys aren’t attracted to me. What should I do?

Updated 16 February 2017 under Ask Us.

You are not alone in your desire to build a more positive body image. Adolescence is an especially tough time for body image. One important thing to remember is that […]

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I started developing breasts in grade 4 and now I’m in grade 6. This happened to a lot of my friends and they have all gotten their periods but I haven’t got mine. When should I get mine?

Updated 4 November 2016 under Ask Us.

Most girls will get their period about 2-3 years after they start to develop breasts (on average) and some will not get their period until later.  The average age for […]

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I’m 14, I’ve had my period for 2 years, and I still wear training bras. Is that normal? I get really embarrassed when I’m with my friends that haven’t even started their periods yet and have much bigger breasts than me!! What should I do?!

Updated 16 August 2016 under Ask Us.

Feeling different from your friends for any reason can be hard. However, your breasts are likely to continue to develop during the next couple of years. Heredity (the genes you […]

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I’m 13 and have Bipolar disorder, Social Anxiety, and ADHD. Will life change more during puberty?

Updated 12 August 2016 under Ask Us.

I’m already weird, I like heavy metal, video games, anime, and reading, but that’s all! I’m scared I might change more than I need to, and I just know this […]

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I wear a bra every day to make my small breasts bigger, but it’s not working. What can I do?

Updated 25 November 2015 under Ask Us.

Your breasts start growing when you begin puberty. During puberty the hormone levels in your body change. This causes your breasts to develop and your periods to start. It takes different […]

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