The female body goes through changes at many stages in life. Puberty is the one of these major changes.
In this section read about what to expect in puberty, including what happens when a girl gets her period. Learn also how the vagina, vulva and clitoris work and what happens when they are aroused.
You develop breasts during puberty. This could start in a girl of 8, but also in a girl of 14. Age varies for all girls.
During puberty, a girl has her first period. For about 5 days, some blood, mixed with mucus, flows from your vagina. You can use tampons, sanitary pads or cups to soak up the blood and mucus.