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24 Jul 2010

11-year-old and periods
Hi
My daughter has started developing breasts and pubic and underarm hair which I suppose is normal for her age?

Two of her friends have had their first period. That seems so early! What is the normal/average age of menarche? I also want to be prepared for when it happens and was wondering what sanitary wear is suitable for her age? Tampons/pads?
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

Th average age of menarche is 11.75 years, but varies with weight, country,etc. It is probably best to start with pads.

Best wishes
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