Ladies! You Need To Read This If You Got Your Periods After 12 Years Of Age

Periods are a real pain with girls and it was a great deal for a teenage girl when she experiences her periods the first time. There is a build up tension between the girls who didn’t get it yet and too many questions in the mind of the girls who have already got it, but nobody discusses it.

But do you know that various studies and researchers have shown that girls who get their first period after age 12 have more health benefits than those who start their periods earlier?


The first period a girl brings her from the girlhood to womanhood and it is more like a badge of honor. Not only because it makes them a woman now but also because they start developing body features that boys love.

But if you started to get your period before the age of 12, science has discovered a new, potentially concerning link with the early onset of menopause.


Women with no kids are more likely to be at risk more than the one with kids.


Actually, a study conducted by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine followed 16,000 women over two decades and discovered that women who began their monthly bleed at the age of 12 or older and also go through menopause at 50 or older have a higher likelihood of living into their 90s.




Women who experienced their menstruation at the age of 12 or after that are less prone to diseases like diabetes and heart attacks.


Genetics too play a vital role in determining when a girl gets her monthly bleeds. Girls typically being menstruation at around the same age their maternal bloodline did.


Human Reproduction journal published about the study that showed women who had started their periods at the age of 11 or younger had a staggering 80% higher risk of premature menopause (before the age of 40) occurring, compared to women who had their first period at age 12 or 13.


The same group of women was found that 30% of them experience early menopause which doesn’t occur so early but happens between the ages of 40 to 44.


“It provides an opportunity for clinicians to include women’s reproductive history alongside other lifestyle factors, such as smoking, when assessing the risk of early menopause, and enables them to focus health messages more effectively both earlier in life and for women at most risk,” said Professor Gita Mishra- Director of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health at the University of Queensland in Australia

“In addition, they could consider early strategies for preventing and detecting chronic conditions that are linked to earlier menopause, such as heart disease.” She added.


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