At what age do most girls start their period?

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Kitty1197

Asked by Kitty1197 at 8:12 PM on Oct. 18, 2008 in Health

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  • Girls start menstruating at the average age of 12. However, girls can begin menstruating as early as 8 years of age or as late as 16 years of age.
    Southerncharmes

    Answer by Southerncharmes at 8:18 PM on Oct. 18, 2008

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  • It seems like it is happening earlier for girls than it use to. My daughter just got her period at age 13 and was the last one in her class to get it. I talked to my doctor about this issue a few years and she told me girls usually follow there mothers and get it around the same time the mom got it. That was not true in our case because i did not get mine until i was 15.
    gopherswife

    Answer by gopherswife at 8:32 PM on Oct. 18, 2008

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  • I got mine in 6th grade. I was 11 years old.
    ap9902

    Answer by ap9902 at 11:11 PM on Oct. 18, 2008

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  • There is a wide range of normality. I got mine when I was 9 and some of my friends didn't get theirs until they were in high school. A lot of them got theirs in 7th and 8th grade.
    MarlyeGirl

    Answer by MarlyeGirl at 11:32 PM on Oct. 18, 2008

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  • I THINK ANYTIME NOW ! I GOT MINE THE DAY OF MY II TH B-DAY !!! MY DAUGHTER JUST GOT HER FIRST BRA AT 8 YRS OLD SO I THINK ALL THE NEW HORMONES IN OUR FOOD IS TO BLAME FOR ALL THIS !!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:00 AM on Oct. 19, 2008

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  • Most around 12, starting at 8 and going as late as 17
    manna1qd

    Answer by manna1qd at 9:06 AM on Oct. 19, 2008

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  • Ya know I'm gonna go with the anonymous answer. I do believe that the growth hormones in meat are to blame for early development of our kids. My daughter is 9 and has never eaten meat. No beef, chicken, pork, nothing. She loves seafood though. Most of the girls in her class are developing and needing bras. Far as I know none have started their periods. My daughter isn't anywhere near needing a bra.....
    vanfox23

    Answer by vanfox23 at 9:11 AM on Oct. 19, 2008

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  • I'm sooo glas sum1 asked this ? bc I've wanted 2 but was a little embarrsed 2. I started @ 12 & I'm hoping my 9 yr. old dd starts around the same x bc I AM SOOOO NOT READY 4 IT
    LovingParent08

    Answer by LovingParent08 at 2:55 PM on Oct. 19, 2008

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  • 12 to 14
    vakatia

    Answer by vakatia at 1:56 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

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  • My daughter started her menses at 12-years-old. Actually, she started on the day I was in the hospital having her brother!!! I was so hurt because I wanted to be there but she knew what to do. So far things have been ok, of course her emotions are all over the place. I hear it's going to get worse! But yeah, the average age is about 12. Goodluck with things!

    Peace and Blessings,
    Stacey
    PeaceFulNBlesse

    Answer by PeaceFulNBlesse at 8:28 PM on Oct. 25, 2008

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