You’re more likely to start your period earlier if you’re poorer
Periods are difficult things. They cause you pain and grief throughout your life and when they don’t come, you freak out fearing the worst (pregnancy, STI, death).
And now it turns out that their arrival is controlled by your economic and racial identity.
Girls from more disadvantaged backgrounds and certain ethnic minorities are nearly three times more likely to start menstruating by the age of 11.
Parents lose the 13st they both gained during pregnancy A previous study of over 81,000 British women found that female early onset puberty often occurred in those who had a low birth weight,... read more
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