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Added August 01, 2013

Late Bloomers

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"What's wrong with me?"

Hannah wondered this at least once a week. The reason? All her friends had gotten their period and Hannah was sure she'd never get hers. Even when her friends complained about cramps, she still felt a little bit jealous. "I wouldn't mind the cramps," she thought, "as long as it meant getting my period."


Being one of the late bloomers in your group to experience somethingwhether it's having a boyfriend, learning to drive, or getting your period, is never easy. In fact, it can be downright frustrating. But that's no reason to start thinking something's wrong with you.


The average age to get your period is 12½, but some girls get their periods as early as 9, while others don't start until they are 16. If you're 16 and you still haven't started menstruating, that's the time to go see a gynecologist, who will be able to tell you what's going on. But if you're under 16 and you still haven't gotten your period, keep in mind that it's not the biggest deal. There are plenty of other indicatorslike your sense of responsibility and your attitudes toward friends, family, and larger social issuesthat prove you're growing up.

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Posted August 09, 2013
i have already gotten discharge so i know it will be coming soon
Posted July 24, 2013
I had mine when i was 11 in march basically spring and my doctor predicted it was in spring so basically she was right.
Posted July 03, 2013
I didn't get my period yet and I'm 13. My mom got hers when she was 12 so I'm kinda worried.
Posted February 17, 2013
ughhh. 2 of my cousins got it and ijust wish i had it!!
Posted March 18, 2013
For all of you girls who want their period. You shouldn't get so like upset about it. Once you get it, it sucks. I mean its good to know that your all grown up, but it stinks to have your period.
Posted January 21, 2013
sometimes I'm jealous because my friends are on theirs and i feel left out
Posted November 25, 2012
i am 13 and really wanna get it soon... i know im not a late bloomer yet but im afraid of being late!!
Posted September 02, 2012
i just had mine today and i'm 15. hey, better late that never :)
Posted October 09, 2012
I got my period when i was 14 (im now 15), on the first day of high school, so im sort of a late bloomer because all my friends had already gotten it in middle, one in 6th grade and the others in 8th. I used to wonder a lot when i would get it, but then i was like whatever, it will come one day. I forgot about the whole period thing during summer vacation. Then one day in August..................... my first period came! I couldn't believe, and even though it came with lots of cramps, it was just a special moment in my life (LOL)
Posted July 22, 2012
I'm an early bloomer O.O
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