Rebecca Sue Uranga


Menarche

Your first menstrual period is called menarche (say “MEN-ar-kee”). It usually starts sometime between ages 11 and 14. But it can happen as early as age 9 or as late as 15. If you are a teenage girl, see your doctor if you have not started having periods by age 15. Menarche is a sign you are growing up and becoming a…

Menstrual Cups

What are menstrual cups? Like tampons or pads, menstrual cups are a way to manage menstrual bleeding. You insert a menstrual cup in your vagina to collect menstrual flow. And then you remove it from your vagina to empty it. The cups are usually made of rubber or silicone. Some are disposable. Others can be washed and…