Posted by: Mom | 2009-07-30

Period at 11

My daughter just had her 1st period. She is 11 years old. I was the same age when mine began.

My mom put me in the pill to regulate it and I suffered no side effects (that I am aware of) from being on the pill from such an early age (although I did have cervical cancer at 21, related??)

What can I do to help her? I dont really want her on the pill so young.

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There is no need to put her on the Pill had this stage unless her periods are very heavy and irregular.

Best wishes

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Posted by: Cee | 2009-07-31

Hi Mom,

Im 23 years old and also started my period at a very young age. I started when I was 10. I only went on the pill when I was 16 - my mother was aware. I guess the best time to do so is when she starts showing interest in boys and when it seems to become serious! I think her body should first get use to the idea of having periods and that you should wait until it regulates.
Best of luck! :)

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