What if I’m the first or last of my friends to get my period?

Written by Jen Bell

  |  Reviewed by Staci Tanouye, M.D.

If you’re the first…

It’s up to you if you want to share this with your friends or not. Unless you tell them, they probably won’t notice. If you feel lonely, know that it probably won’t be for long. It’s likely that your friends will get their periods too in the next few months — and when that happens they’ll be coming to you for advice!

If you’re the last…

Remember it’s totally normal to not get your period until you are 15, and some people start theirs even later.  It’s natural to feel left out if all your friends have experienced something you haven’t, but your body is working hard to grow and develop. So be patient, it will be here before you know it!