What age did you start menstruation?
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.
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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.
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.