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Added August 01, 2013

When Does Puberty Start?

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Puberty can start when you're 7 or not until you're 13, but it usually starts when you're 10. The process can take anywhere between 1½4 years. Generally, girls can expect their first period about 23 years after the first signs of breast development.

 

Here are some clues that will help determine when you will get your period and begin puberty: 

  • Heredityask your mother or other female relative how old she was when she had her first period. You'll probably get yours at the same age. (Note: Doctors have found that the age of puberty is about a year younger now than it was for your mother's age group.)
  • RaceAfrican-American girls usually show signs of pubertya bit earlier than Caucasian girls.
  • Weightvery thin girls begin to menstruate a bit later; heavier girls may begin early.

 

Girls who develop earlier than most of their friends often feel "weird" or self-conscious. That's normal. But girls who develop later than most also feel strangekind of left out of the club. Remember, eventually all girls get to be young women in their own time.

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deedee8511
deedee8511
Posted April 07, 2014
I have discharge I hate it my mom had her period when she was seven but I'm eleven but from facts I might have mine next year dang it
Stuffty
Stuffty
Posted April 06, 2014
I've had discharge for 4-8 months now I'm having mood swings BAD MOOD SWINGS I have hair in the u know where but not underarms and I have 32 b boobs /: help!! My mom got in 7th grade but I'm in 6th grade the school year ends in 30 some days and I heard it starts a little earlier I've put on weight but I exercise more so I loose it so any expectations to when I'll get it?
Vanna14747
Vanna14747
Posted December 08, 2013
Hey I haven't started my period yet, but I have all the signs of it!! ?.? I am nervous.... ugg!
morina
morina
Posted July 30, 2013
I started my period may 3rd.it was kind a weird being at school and did not know until next month.
KatnissMockingjay
KatnissMockingjay
Posted February 07, 2014
To bubblypenguin, discharge basically looks like whitish-yellowish gooey stuff that can sometimes get on your underwear. It means your period is coming soon.
Jillyjilly224
Jillyjilly224
Posted November 16, 2013
I think I've started puberty because I have really bad mom swings and my breasts are already a 34 B
basketball and softball lover
basketball and softball lover
Posted February 17, 2013
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morina
morina
Posted July 30, 2013
and my mom started when she was nine
PLH36
PLH36
Posted July 16, 2012
I started puberty when I was 8. I was pretty early. Weird thing is I'm really skinny I'm 75 lbs. and already started my period at 11 and 28 days on June 26th. I was just about the same age as my mom just a little younger. I'm one of the only girls who has her period so it makes me feel very strange and different but I know I'm just developing faster.
iloveharrystyles
iloveharrystyles
Posted August 16, 2012
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