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Playing Sport

  Playing sport can be really good, for both you and your cramps. See this blog for more info on exercising during your period. In terms of the old pad or tampon debate, the answer is always whi...

School

  Going to school Periods can be quite irregular the first couple of years, so we can’t help you predict the month ahead, but there are ways round this. Your period will probably not come flo...

What is a Period?

  Every month or so, the lining in a woman’s womb (uterus) gets thicker to prepare for a fertilised egg if the woman becomes pregnant. This is where the baby will grow. If the egg doesn’t get ...

Changes to your body

  Before puberty most girls and boys bodies look similar. However around the ages of 8-14 years their bodies start to slowly change. This is called puberty. For girls, this is because their bodi...

Your menstrual cycle

Around the time your period finishes a small egg starts to ripen in one of the ovaries. Next month this will happen in the other ovary. The ovary sends a hormone signal to the ute...

What you need...

  There are a range products available to help you collect or absorb the blood. Below are some of the more popular:   TAMPONS This is a compressed roll of cotton and/or rayon fibres wit...

Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)

  Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a serious illness which can be fatal.  It is caused by the toxins produced by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus which is commonly found in the nose and vagina. ...

FAQs

  Can my tampon get lost inside me? No. At the top of your vagina is your cervix. This only has a tiny opening to let the blood go through, much smaller than a tampon. Some girls and women ha...