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hello im 17 but im not getting period.it is a normal?

By Anonymous October 5, 2014 - 12:44am
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Hi Anon and thanks for your question.

Are you saying that you have never had a period? In the United States, most girls start their periods between the ages of 8 and 15. The average age for a girl to get her first period is 12.

Most of the time, the first period starts about two years after breasts first start to develop. If a girl has not had her first period by age 15, or if it has been more than two to three years since breast growth started, she should see a doctor.

Hope that helps,


October 5, 2014 - 1:36pm
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