Getting your first period can be exciting, nerve-wracking and confusing all at once. No matter which combination of emotions you’re feeling, what you’re experiencing is a normal part of puberty, and there’s no need to worry! With some background on what’s really happening with your body, you’ll approach your first period like a pro. If you have questions about your period, don’t be afraid to ask the menstruators in your life. Talking openly about periods can help normalize the experience and remind you that your friends and family are here to support you!
Read more about the signs of a first period, what happens on your period, and how to be prepared with a first period kit in this U by Kotex article, written by Dr. Jessica Shepherd. Read more