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At what age do women have periods?

Girls generally start having periods between the ages of 8 and 16, with the average age being 12 years. Except during pregnancy, most women will continue to have periods until menopause, which generally occurs in their late 40s to early 50s.

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Author: Kellie Heywood
First answered: 23 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Premenstual syndrome (PMS)


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