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28-03-2018 - Puberty

28/03/18 - Female, 11 :

I'm scared of having puberty .I cant stand the blood, my mum says it's fine and you don't have to worry but I'm still worried.

Ali says -

Hi,

Thank you for your message.

Puberty is when a girl grows up into a young woman. Every girl goes through it and it can be a really tough time for some.

Puberty usually starts between the ages of 8 and 14. Every girl is different. We all grow and change at different rates.  

There is no such thing as "normal" periods, so don't panic if your experience is different from others. Have some tampons or sanitary pad with you at all times and carry extra underwear just in case. Make sure during your period that you keep good personal hygiene by taking regular baths and showers. It is also important to change your tampon or sanitary pad every 4 hours. This will also help prevent disease called toxic shock syndrome (TSS).

If you feel confused, you're not the only one that feels that way. Try talking to someone you trust, such as your Mum, Dad, Sister, Friends, Doctor or a Teacher.

Best Wishes

Ali

 

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