Whether you’ve had your first period yet or not, you’ve probably already learned a thing or two about menstruation. But do you know why it's called a period in the first place? The answer, and these other facts about periods, might just surprise you!
Ever wonder why it’s called a period? Period simply means a “repeated cycle of events”.
Whoa ... 2,400 days! If you add up every monthly cycle, the average woman may spend about 2,400 days on her period. That’s six and a half years over the course of a lifetime!
Even though 28 days is average, your cycle can be anywhere from 21 to 35 days long!
After your first period, expect some irregular periods. It can take your body about a year to settle into a regular period.
Your period usually starts 6-12 months after you see vaginal discharge for the first time. FYI: The discharge will look white or yellowish.
Oh ... hi, breasts! As soon as they start developing, expect your first period to show up 2 to 2 1/2 years later.
Ask mum! You may get yours around the same age she got hers.
Your body’s the boss. If you miss a period, it may be your body telling you to slow down. Stress, too much exercise or sudden weight changes can cause you to skip periods.
Your hormones help your period and skin! Oestrogen helps your skin appear healthier and free from acne. Hooray for oestrogen!
Have you started your periods yet?