Ladies...how old were you...

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How old were you when you had your first menstrual period?

  1. <11

    10 vote(s)
    11.9%
  2. 11

    11 vote(s)
    13.1%
  3. 12

    23 vote(s)
    27.4%
  4. 13

    24 vote(s)
    28.6%
  5. 14

    5 vote(s)
    6.0%
  6. 15

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  7. 16+

    9 vote(s)
    10.7%
  1. AllieMackie

    AllieMackie Wookie Collie

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    Seriously.

    I know I was around 12-13. I know I was wearing overalls the day I found out, which is a strange thing to remember. We had the talk and we already had pads in the house at the ready, so it was a matter of telling my mom, her saying "well, congrats" and moving on. :rofl1:
     
  2. ~Dixie's_Mom~

    ~Dixie's_Mom~ ♥Chloe & Violet♥

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    Exactly this. First time was 12 but I didn't have another one til quite a bit later. I've always had this problem. I have spoken with my doctor about it and am going to have some testing done when I can afford it.
     
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    Michiyo-Fir New Member

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    I started at 12. My mom was 16, cousin was 12ish too.
     
  4. ruffiangirl

    ruffiangirl New Member

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    12-13 I think.
     
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    Sit Stay Not a Border Collie

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    I think it was the summer before grade 9, so I would have been 13 or just turned 14. I was one of the last of my friends.

    My periods were crazy irregular before I was on BC, so it was a few months until I got my second.
     
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    *blackrose "I'm kupo for kupo nuts!"

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    I have no idea. I know I was in middle school, and I don't think I was as young as 12, so...13?

    I'm not heavy-set by any means, but I'm not a slender willow, either. When I was born I was in the 90th percentile for my weight. I've never been slender and never will be slender.
     
  7. Southpaw

    Southpaw orange iguanas.

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    It's a life changing experience! Lol I don't know why I remember. It was a huge topic of conversation amongst my friends in like 5th/6th grade which probably helps. I'm sure I have it written in a diary somewhere too lol.

    Also add I'm not like, bean pole size but I've always been a normal healthy weight. I think genetics (ie, my mom and sisters were all 12ish too) contributed more than my weight.
     
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    11 or 12; 6th grade anyway. It was always super awkward having to ask to go to the restroom and trying to stuff a pad in my pocket without my classmates noticing. I've been as regular as a clock since the first one.
     
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    RD Are you dead yet?

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    I was 11.
     
  10. Sweet72947

    Sweet72947 Squishy face

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    I was 12 and in 7th grade. I remember because it happened at school. :p
     
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    SizzleDog Lord Cynical

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    I was nine years old. I remember because I was in Poland. For the summer. With no parents. One has not LIVED until they have to ask their host family - in broken Polish - that you need.... supplies.

    :rofl1:
     
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    I only remember because it was the most traumatic, embarrassing day of my life :p
     

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