KNOWING THE DATE OF YOUR NEXT PERIOD

You won’t know when your first menstrual cycle will arrive, but it will happen sometime throughout adolescence. When you reach puberty, you begin the process of becoming an adult. This involves a great deal of internal and external growth and change.

Puberty can begin as early as eight for some girls and as late as 13 or 14 for others. There isn’t a set pace for the girls. So, if you begin puberty earlier or later than your peers, you are not abnormal.

During puberty, you’ll notice that your breasts grow and that hair grows on your genitals (pubic hair). Under your arms, too, will begin to sprout hair at some point in the future.

Menarche (pronounced MEH-nar-kee) typically occurs two years following the onset of the first signs of breast development in most females. Around the age of 12, this point is reached for most girls. However, it can occur as early as eight years of age or as late as 15 years of age. If your period began before the age of 8 or if you are 15 years old and still have not begun your period, you should see your doctor.

Discharge from your vagina indicates that you’re nearing the moment your first period will arrive. It can be clear to white or off-white in hue, ranging from thin and slightly sticky to thick and gooey. About six months before your first period, this happens.

If you think you’re nearing your first period, it could help to be prepared. If your period comes while you’re away from home, have a pad, and a spare set of underwear stashed in your bag or backpack.

Do you obsess over the timing of your first period? You are not alone, but you’re not the only one. Many young women ask aloud, “When will it happen?” Talking to someone you trust, like your doctor, mother, or elder sister, can be helpful if you’re feeling apprehensive or anxious about your period. Boys’ vocals are richer due to their larger larynx. As their larynxes grow, girls’ voices tend to deepen as well. However, because guys’ larynxes grow so much, their voices are deeper than those of girls.

It takes time for the larynx to expand to its new size. If you’ve ever heard a squeaky teenage boy’s voice, you’ve heard a growing larynx adjust to its new size.

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