What age did you start menstruation?

@Neriz69 (1037)
Philippines
May 9, 2008 5:00am CST
I started a bit late around age 14. Most kids I know today started much earlier, my goddaughter started hers when she was 9. My daughter is 15, but she still don't have her period yet. I think I would just wait a little longer for her to have, but if she doesn't have it by the end of this year, I might have to take her to her doctor and run some tests.
6 responses
@XoyyoX (1055)
• China
26 Jun 08
it never happens to me, coz i'm not a female. lol lol lol
@athinapie (1152)
• Philippines
10 May 08
I had mine when I was 13 years old and I noticed that some of my friends had theirs earlier than me. My classmate had her menstruation when she was 11 years old. My mom was about 17 years old when she started.
@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
9 May 08
I started when I was 11 and my daughter that is 1 now started at 11 too. My 10 yr. old youngest daughter I was expecting her to have also before or after her birthday this coming july.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
9 May 08
I was 10 years old when I first got mine. I think I was one of the first ones in my class to get it. I remember a friend of mine had to carry a pad in her purse from the time she was 8 just in case she started while at school. Her mom had started very early, so she though my friend might too.
• Philippines
9 May 08
I, too, started late. I first had my menstruation when i was 15. Eventhough all my friends in school had been talking about their period, and the school is teaching us about it, i got scared when i first had mine that i had to call my Mom and showed her my underwear. My Mom was the one who was excited when i had mine. She made me do things so that, as she said, would make my period last for only 3 days each month and that i would not suffer from dysmenorrhea. Well, actually she's right. My period is only up to 3 days and i don't suffer from menstrual cramps.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
9 May 08
Oh, mine started later than you are. I've got mine when I was 16. They say that if you started late, you gonna lose it later. I'm not so sure about that.