Question: Does every girl get their period?
Dr. Farah Kroman: Yes, every female should get her period. Getting your period is a natural part of the transition into womanhood. The period is a sign that the womb is ready to have an egg implanted (pregnancy). When that doesn't happen each month the lining of the womb breaks down and flows out your vagina - the period. Then the lining builds up again, creating the cyclical periods. Periods usually start between ages 11-16. The starting age is affected by genes and bodyweight. Girls with lower bodyweight generally start their periods later.