• Teens
    Menstruation
    The Pill for Irregular Periods?
    It would be ill-advised to "treat" an irregular period with birth control pills, just for convenience. Find out why. ...
  • Teens
    Menstruation
    Irregular Menstruation in Teens
    What should you do when your 14-year-old goes five months without a period? ...
  • Teens
    Menstruation
    Painful Menstruation
    Find out when menstrual pain calls for a visit to the doctor. ...
  • Teens
    Menstruation
    Missed Menses in 15-Year-Old
    It can be "normal" for a girl to skip a few months of periods, especially early on. But when is it a cause for concern? ...
  • Teens
    Menstruation
    Does Growth Stop with Onset of Menstruation?
    A girl's growth slows down once she starts her periods, but it doesn't stop completely. ...
  • Teens
    Menstruation
    Irregular Menstrual Periods
    Many girls have varied periods for up to two years after their first period. There may be several months in a row without any period, especially during the first year after menarche. ...
  • Teens
    Menstruation
    Discussing Puberty
    Get some advice on how to explain the changes of puberty and menstruation to an 11-year-old girl. ...
  • Teens
    Menstruation
    Questions About Menarche and Tampons
    Our expert addresses some common questions about menstrual flow and tampon use in young teens. ...
  • Teens
    Menstruation
    Menstruation and Doctors
    Is a female doctor a better choice for a girl, once she begins menstruating? ...
  • Teens
    Menstruation
    When Does Menstruation Begin?
    The age at which a girl will start to menstruate is quite variable -- find out the normal range. ...
  • Teens
    Menstruation
    Irregular Menstruation
    Even after their first period, girls continue to grow taller, and "regular" menstrual cycles usually do not happen for one to two years more. ...