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Reframing menarche

The word 'menarche' refers to the time you start your period, when you get your first bleed. For me it occurred when I was 11 and funnily enough it was the only week of my life that my mum was away on holiday with her female friends so I was at home with my dad! I remember having this feeling of relief. "It's started now so I don't have to worry about being 'the late girl'" It was as if[...]