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When to talk to your daughter regarding first period

When to talk to your daughter regarding first period When to talk to your daughter regarding first period

When should I talk to her about her period? How should I start off the talk? These thoughts probably cross the minds of many of you. Let's take a look at the experiences of other mothers with daughters having their first period and think about when and how to start talking to your daughter about her period.

Age girls get their first period

Q. When did your daughter get her first period?

(Based on a survey conducted by Unicharm)

Q. When did your daughter get her first period? (Based on a survey conducted by Unicharm)

According to our survey conducted among Unicharm website members, the majority of their daughters got their first period when they were in the sixth grade. It seems that children today are starting to mature at younger ages than ever and the age at which girls get their first period is getting lower. It's best to talk to your daughter about her period early on since your child may worry if her period starts before you talk about it with her.

When parents or guardians start talking to their daughters and why

When parents or guardians start talking to their daughters and why

The survey revealed that most parents started talking to their children about their first period when they were in fourth or fifth grade. For most of them the conversation was prompted by a menstrual education class their daughters had at school.

Q. When did you start talking to your daughter about her period? 

(Based on a survey conducted by Unicharm)

Q. What prompted you to talk to your daughter about her period? 

(multiple answers) (Based on a survey conducted by Unicharm)

  1. She had a class in school about a girl's first period. 42%
  2. Her body started to change. 23%
  3. She initiated the talk after hearing about menstruation from her friend. 13%
  4. Other parents and I talked about our daughters' first period. 7%
  5. She asked me about menstruation after having learned about it via TV or magazines. 4%
  6. Other 12%

"Other" included:

  1. My daughter was concerned about me when I was not feeling well because of menstrual cramps. I told her then that she will menstruate someday too. (33 years old/Fukushima)
  2. I was on my period and wearing a tampon when I took a bath with my daughter, so we talked about it. (34 years old/Mie)
  3. I told my daughter about menstruation when she asked me, while I was on my period, why I couldn't take a bath with her. (38 years old/Hiroshima)
  4. My daughter was going on a school trip, so I talked to her about menstruation before her trip. (39 years old/Hyogo)
  5. Since I got my first period early, I assumed that my daughter would get hers early as well. That's why I talked to her about menstruation. (47 years old/Tokyo)
  6. I taught my daughter about menstruation when she showed an interest in the subject after having seen my feminine hygiene products. (44 years old/Fukui)
  7. I told my daughter about menstruation when her sister had her first period. (42 years old/Hokkaido)

(Based on a survey conducted by Unicharm)

Checklist of things to talk about

What is a period?

Feminine hygiene products

If you talk to your child casually just as you usually talk to her, she will feel relaxed and will listen to you. Don't compare her with her sister or friends because everyone is different.

If you are not familiar with or not sure whether you can clearly explain any of the subjects listed in the checklist on the left, you can go to the link and read more about it for yourself.

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