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okay, i got my period on my 12th b-day (as did my sister-isn't that odd?) and am 5'6" i grew 2 inches in the year following menses. this is my theory, back when the early menses/shorter stature was created women typically started their periods later 13-15 then the average of 10-12 <of course these are averages, there are always people on either end of the spectrum> so, back then they were further in their growth then girls are now.
also, i don't think you can compare early menses/short stature and late menses/tall stature on a poll like this because genetics play such a big factor. A child whose parents are 5'1" and 5'6" isn't going to be tall no matter what age she starts her period just as a girl whose parents are 5'9" and 6'3" is probably going to be tall regardless of when menses occurs.
I'm sorry if this has been covered, i didn't read all 6 pages of this thread.