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My period has started! What should I do?

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Your period doesn’t have to get in the way of your life. It is normal and natural, and nothing to be embarrassed or worried about.

As a starting point, tell a parent, older sibling, friend or a female teacher. They may be able to help get you the right information and products that you need.

Products? What products!?

When you bleed, you will need to use a sanitary product to absorb the blood and prevent it from staining your clothes. There are a range of choices, the most popular of which is the sanitary pad. There are two different kinds - disposable and reusable cloth pads.

Other options include tampons and sanitary cups. What you decide to use will depend on what is easily available in your location.

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