Women can expect to get their first period (menarche) at any time between the ages of nine and 15.
All women menstruate, but the experience for each woman can be very different. It may be hard to know what is normal and what’s not; when you might need to see a doctor; and what you can do to manage your period if it makes you feel uncomfortable.
When you first get your period it is a sign that your body is mature enough to have children. It may be irregular at first but then, in most women, it will happen once a month and last for between three and seven days.Learn more
Even though periods are a normal and natural part of a woman’s life, many women find that their periods are an intrusion in their day-to-day life. Making a number of lifestyle changes can help with the low level discomfort associated with periods.Learn more
Heavy periods affect around one in five Australian women and can impact enormously on their day-to-day lives.Learn more
Endometriosis is a common condition affecting around one in ten of all women. It is a condition where tissue, which normally lines the uterus, is found in abnormal sites around the body. usually in the pelvis. It can cause pelvic pain and infertility.Learn more
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