How old were you when you got your first ever period? was the question asked. The results were surprising – yes, even to me.
200 responded (as of this date). Of those who responded, the VAST majority experienced menarche as TWEENS.
Yes, tweens. Take a look at the poll as of noon today, October 3, 2015.
Only 1 in 5 experienced menarche as a teen.
What does this say about when discussion of puberty, the changes it brings and preparation for menarche should begin?
What needs to change to ensure young girls are prepared? (Please note that of those who responded to the poll 19% indicated they experienced menarche at age 9 or younger.)
When did YOU experience your first ever period? How prepared were you?