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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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Posted July 24, 2014
Ok so like 2 weeks ago I went to the bathroom and there was gooey blood and I don't know if that's my period or if it's discharge.And then a day after that there's nothing.PLEASE help me any advice would be helpful. Thanks
Posted April 28, 2014
I've had my period for about 3 years .. I'm still an A cup. Isn't this kinda weird?
Posted December 08, 2013
Hey I haven't started my period yet, but I have all the signs of it!! ?.? I am nervous.... ugg!
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.
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?
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
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Posted February 17, 2013
i love harry styles <3 <3 <3 <3
Posted July 30, 2013
I started my period may was kind a weird being at school and did not know until next month.
Posted July 30, 2013
and my mom started when she was nine
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
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