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What is the average age for period to start for males and females?

What is the average age for period to start for males and females?

Menarche. : Hello. Well - only females have periods. The average age is 12.5 years for a girl (in the us). But some girls might have their first period (menarche) as early as age 9 and some girls might not get theirs until they are 15. So it is variable. ...Read more

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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.

What is the average age to get your first period. What's best to do when she gets slightly emotional if you will.

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. ...Read more

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When should a girl get her first period? What age, on average?

When should a girl get her first period? What age, on average?

Varies: The common range is 11-13 with some earlier and later. Later than 15 occurs on occasion but i would do a workup on that one for delay.It usually happens about 2.5 years after breast buds begin to show. ...Read more

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Will i lose my extra body fat when i start my period my mother tells me, that when i start my period i will lose my extra body fat, I am at my average weight for my age and height, but i still have fat. Will i lose it naturally or is there anyway i can ge

Will i lose my extra body fat when i start my period my mother tells me, that when i start my period i will lose my extra body fat, I am at my average weight for my age and height, but i still have fat. Will i lose it naturally or is there anyway i can ge

Hello. : Hello. I would not expect that your bodyfat would drop because you start having periods. Maybe what your mother was referring to, was that your body curves can change with puberty. For instance, the waist can be smaller in comparison to the size of the chest or the buttocks. I am glad to hear that you have a healthy weight for your height and age. The most important thing is to be healthy. We all have fat. It is necessary to have fat in our bodies. One thing that i find sad, is that so many girls don't love their bodies. Many girls want to look like skinny models. Some girls go on drastic diets or eat too few calories to try to become really skinny. Did you know that it isn't always healthy to be really skinny? I recommend that you eat 5 servings a day of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Learn about eating healthy fats. I don't recommend that you try to eat really low calories at your age. Your body needs nourishment to grow. Try not to eat lots of junk food. Aerobic exercise is very important for good health; whether it is walking, or jogging or swimming etc. You take care. If you focus on being healthy and loving yourself - everything else fits into place. ...Read more

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The normal female starts menopause in her 50's. Can you tell me at what age the tested/researched women periods started?

The normal female starts menopause in her 50's. Can you tell me at what age the tested/researched women periods started?

12.5 years: The average age for the onset of menstruation is 12 years and 6 months of age. Some girls/women begin having periods earlier and some later, the average is 12.5 years. ...Read more

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What age do u stop having periods?

What age do u stop having periods?

Menopause: There is a wide range of ages for menopause from 35 to 55 years old. You may have the change about the same age as your mother did. There are other things that may affect the time you stop your periods. There are more women going into the 50's before going into menopause these days. ...Read more

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At what age do periods become regular?

At what age do periods become regular?

Varies: This is a variable answer.They can be regular from the beginning, take several years or never short of hormonal therapy.But other than uncertainty, should not really be a problem. ...Read more

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What is the normal age to get a period?

What is the normal age to get a period?

Age 12 : Age of first menstrual cycle (menarche) occurs about 2 1/2 years after puberty. The onset of menarch has declined fourfold in the last decade. Genetics and environment play a factor in the onset of first menses. ...Read more