I’m 17 and still haven’t gotten my period. Is that normal?
By Attia @ Planned Parenthood | June 29, 2020, 5:22 p.m.
Category: Ask the Experts, Period
I’m 17 but i haven’t goy my period my friends got them at 9 but i haven’t. I’m worried that something is wrong what should i do? Please help me
If you haven’t gotten your period by the time you’re 16, it’s a good idea to check in with a nurse or doctor, like the ones at your local Planned Parenthood health center. There are a few reasons why your period might not be coming, and there’s probably no reason to worry, but the best way to make sure you’re healthy is to see a nurse or doctor
Puberty happens at different ages for different people. Most people get their first period around age 11-15. Getting a period is only one of the changes that happens during puberty. During puberty, you’ll also notice your breasts getting bigger and hips getting wider, and you’ll start to grow hair under your arms, on your vulvas, and around your nipples. In general, most people get their first period about two years after their breasts start to grow.
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