How old were you when you first got your period?

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Age at first period:
12 or younger 63%  63%  [ 61 ]
13 22%  22%  [ 21 ]
14 4%  4%  [ 4 ]
15 8%  8%  [ 8 ]
16 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
17 or older 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 97

MsTriste
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28 Mar 2007, 6:39 pm

I ask this question because I've been visiting the Autism Research Centre, where they have online questionnaires for those of us on the spectrum to fill out. There's one that's all about hormones, and one of the questions was how old were you when you first started menstruating. I was a late starter, and am curious to see if that's common among us.



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28 Mar 2007, 6:46 pm

I was thirteen but it was never regular.I went on the pill at 16 and it still was irregular.At 35,I finally went off the pill and am making up for all those lost periods....bleeding every two weeks for the past 8 years.(may have something to do with thyroid or just found out I have uterine tumor and not sure how long it's been there)Sorry if that's to much info.


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28 Mar 2007, 7:36 pm

I was ten when I've started mine, but I was a bigger girl.



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28 Mar 2007, 7:42 pm

I was 8...but I also already kinda had breasts.


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28 Mar 2007, 8:06 pm

29, just after I retired from gymnastics. :wink:



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28 Mar 2007, 8:49 pm

Late 12, early 13. I can't remember which. It hasn't been regular for quite a while, however.


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28 Mar 2007, 9:27 pm

Around 12 for me.



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28 Mar 2007, 9:29 pm

werbert wrote:
29, just after I retired from gymnastics. :wink:

werbert, I hope you didn't cast a vote and screw the poll results. Sigh.



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28 Mar 2007, 10:07 pm

I was about 9 years old when i got my first period.



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29 Mar 2007, 3:17 am

I was 10 years 7 months



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29 Mar 2007, 11:48 am

14 and three months. I've always been really tiny. At least it came before high school!



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29 Mar 2007, 12:01 pm

11


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29 Mar 2007, 1:02 pm

16



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29 Mar 2007, 2:47 pm

The day after my 12th birthday. Some gift.

(I have endometriosis.)


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30 Mar 2007, 4:24 pm

11, two weeks before my 12th birthday, it was a fortnight.



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31 Mar 2007, 3:40 am

The same time as mum-11.