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Girls Frequently Asked Questions
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When will I have my first period?
Girls usually have their first period within 2 to 3 years of the beginning of breast development.
If your breast haven't started to develop by around age 13, or if its been 2 to 3 years since development started and you still have no periods, then you should see your doctor for a check up.



When does puberty begin?
In girls, puberty usually begins between the ages of 9 and 13.
It lasts about 2 to 3 years, so the body changes have been completed by the time a girl is 11 to 16 years old.

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Are condoms really safe?
People using a condom are 1000 times safer than if they didn't use a condom!They are used to prevent both pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. In terms of preventing pregnancy, a condom is 96% effective if used correctly. Studies show that condoms are 60 to 90% effective in preventing sexually transmitted diseases with an average level of protection of 87%. These percentanges are all depending on using a condom correctly. Otherwise, percentages can be lower.



What about condoms and pregnancy?
If you choose to have sexual intercourse, you will be safest if the male uses a condom each and every time, and the female also uses a second reliable method of birth control.

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What does PMS mean?
“PMS” is an abbreviation for “premenstrual syndrome.” Girls and women may experience some or all of a certain set of symptoms before, and during the early days of, their period. Because the symptoms begin before the menstrual period starts, they are called “pre”-menstrual. Because there is a specific set of symptoms, the condition is called a “syndrome.” Symptoms of PMS may include weight gain, fluid retention, sudden mood swings, irritability and fatigue. If you’re concerned that PMS may be affecting you, you should discuss it with your doctor. Helpful treatments are available.