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What should I do?

My period has started! What should I do?

Tips to manage your period

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This is my first period and I don’t know what to expect. What should I do first?

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Your first period is the signal of a normal and natural transition for your body, and you have absolutely nothing to worry about. Since it’s your first time, tell a parent, older sibling, friend, or trusted teacher. They’ll be able to help get you the info and sanitary products that you need.

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Sanitary products seem hard to use. How do I decide which one is right for me?

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Don’t be intimidated. Sanitary products are improving over time, and they exist to make your life easier. Depending on the availability at your local chemist or supermarket, you’ll have a range of choices from a sanitary pad to a tampon, sanitary cup, or disposable and reusable cloth pads. You can try all of them and decide which is most comfortable for you or you can also use some combination of a few, depending on how heavy or light your period is on certain days.


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