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I started my period at 9 years old, I can remember being in 3rd grade having to carry around pads. It was a nightmare. Now that I have 2 daughters I'm afraid they will get it early and go through hell like I did. So I was just wondering when most women started. Thanks

How old where you when you first started your period?

  • 9 or 10

    14%
  • 11 or 12

    47%
  • 13 or 14

    32%
  • 15 or older

    4%
  • Other

    1%
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CK147
Submitted by at 9:58 AM on Dec. 3, 2008
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How old where you when you first started your period?

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CK147
Submitted by at 9:58 AM on Dec. 3, 2008
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  • mamak57
    Submitted by   at 10:28 AM on December 3, 2008

    i am the fourth daughter and couldn't wait to get mine- it meant I was old enough to start wearing lipstick and nylons. My older sister told me that was the only one i would look forward to. She was right by the second one i hated it

  • AmaliaD
    Submitted by   at 3:29 PM on December 3, 2008

    13, my friend had it happen at school, (stain!) so i was glad to get it on a weekend, hauled up in my room, sulked, and demanded fried chicken.

  • SabrinaMBo...
    Submitted by   at 4:40 PM on December 3, 2008

    8... I started the end of my 3rd grade year.

  • saphire_ey...
    Submitted by   at 10:30 PM on December 3, 2008

    14 almost 15 during band camp. Oye.... that SUCKED

  • justanothe...
    Submitted by   at 8:50 PM on December 4, 2008

    I was in 6th grade, almost 12 years old. I think I was one of the first in my class. It sucked. I can't imagine being much younger. My oldest is 8 1/2 and that freaks me out.

  • Abqmomof2
    Submitted by   at 7:34 AM on December 6, 2008

    I have heard or read that girls are going through puberty earlier and earlier these days. I got my period at age 11 - 25 years ago (yikes!).

  • lesliemck8...
    Submitted by   at 11:56 PM on December 6, 2008

    The year I turned 13

  • pamcsh
    Submitted by   at 9:34 AM on December 8, 2008

    i was 11 but my daughter started at 9 too. the doctor said it was b/c of how big she was at birth. she was 9ibs 12 1/2 oz and 23 1/2 inches long at birth. that was 25 yrs ago.

  • momma2JD
    Submitted by   at 11:44 AM on December 9, 2008

    I started the middle of my sixth grade year...

  • Karismom12...
    Submitted by   at 5:46 PM on December 10, 2008

    I was 12 and near the end of my 6th grade yr. (still elem school back then) My daughter (13 now) started when she was 11 over Christmas break of her 5th grade yr.

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