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.


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