A 13-year-old female asked:
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what is the average age to get your first period. what's best to do when she gets slightly emotional if you will.

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Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Menses: Usually 12 and about 2 years after the onset of breast development. Remain calm yourself and make sure she has been well educated and understands it is a normal phase of maturity. Treat any pain or discomfort and avoid embarrassing her. All the best.
Answered on Apr 23, 2020

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