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View Poll Results: At what age did you start your period?
11 52 20.08%
12 60 23.17%
13 53 20.46%
14 34 13.13%
15 21 8.11%
16 7 2.70%
Later 2 0.77%
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#61 of 68 Old 09-26-2013, 12:09 AM
 
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I was 14.  Exactly the same age as my mom's and my grandma's and all my female relative's. :) It must be genetic, eh?  I was one of the last ones in my class to get it, though (We lived in a big city).   My periods were not regular for a few more years because I didn't have enough weight or body fat to maintain it.  (I heard 90 lbs to start and 100 lbs to maintain a regular period, assuming average height.)

 

*My family were all very happy I got my period.  My mom took out some supplies she said she got ready since I turned 12.  My dad cooked some special food to celebrate.  They were all fussing over me.  And it was during summer vacation so I didn't have to worry about accidents or leaks.  It was a pretty good experience. :)


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i was 12 and the only reason i remember that is because i got it on the first day of 7th grade (i noticed someone else did as well).  i was not very pleased -- as if the first day of a new year isn't stressful enough.

 

born in 1972 and i think 12/13 was pretty typical. 


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I was 15 and was happy that I didn't get it earlier than that. I was fairly thin and also active.

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I was 15 and was happy that I didn't get it earlier than that. I was fairly thin and also active.

Interesting,. You're the third person  who posted here saying they started at 15 and was  thinnish and  active, so maybe there is some  correlation.(3 isnt that big a sample i will admit) I wasnt that thin but definitely active, started at 15.

 

Funny, now that i am 46 going on 47 (yikes), i am waiting for my post partum period to return since the birth of 20 mths ago. With my other two kids, my period came back around 13/15mths, but this time, i have a 3x a night nurser. OTOH, im also older. I wonder if i may have already experienced  my last period.....feels like its coming though.

 

I think the average age  of puberty for girls is 13....9 seems to be awefully young. My ds1 is 8.....yikes again

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I started when I was 10 I had boobs in 4th grade ppl Thot I stuffed my bra it sucked. I have always been big breasted I'm a dd cup and all my sisters are b or c lol
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Interesting,. You're the third person  who posted here saying they started at 15 and was  thinnish and  active, so maybe there is some  correlation.(3 isnt that big a sample i will admit)

Just for some data in the other direction, I was very thin and active and started at 11, and was flat as a pancake until after I had kids, so you just never know.

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I started when I was 10 I had boobs in 4th grade ppl Thot I stuffed my bra it sucked. I have always been big breasted I'm a dd cup and all my sisters are b or c lol

I am large too these days, but when I was 13 I was still flat chested.

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I was born in the late 70's and I was 13.5yo when I started.  (I was thin and active but I had had fairly big boobs since age 9.)

 

It was the week of finals in 7th grade and I wore this pair of red shorts for three days straight bc I was afraid of leaks and wanted them to be hidden!  haha  The bleeding lasted 11 days straight and was extremely heavy.  I'm pretty sure I've been anemic ever since.

 

My mother, who was busty and a bit on the chubby side but not at all fat, started at age 9.  My younger sisters started around age 13, too.  My niece started at age 11 but she is very heavy.  It seems like most of the young tween/teen girls I know today are either chubby or thin with a beer belly (bovine growth hormone?) and they all start around 11yo.


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