Getting your period: What is a ‘normal’ menstrual cycle for teens and preteens?

While entering puberty is a natural part of growing up, the physical changes it brings can be unsettling. For those who menstruate, experiencing a period for the first time can raise a lot of questions about whether what’s going on is normal or not. As pediatricians who specialize in gynecology and blood conditions, we’re here to help you and your child navigate and understand those early cycles.

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