Puberty, periods and growing up can be exciting but also daunting, that's why we've pulled together loads of information about common topics and questions.
How To Insert Tampons
Before and after inserting a tampon, always make sure your hands are super clean.
Missed Periods when you're not expecting
We all dread that missed periods turn into morning sickness and weird cravings - but take a chill pill, there are other reasons...
What To Expect From Your First Period
You can get your period when you are as young as 8 or as old as 16. Most girls get their first period around the ages of 12 or 13
Your First Period
One of the biggest steps you will take in your amazing journey from girl to woman is the first time you get your period.
During puberty, as you move from a child to an adult, your body will start to go through many physical changes.
Skipping a period can be a bit worrying for girls, especially if you are normally very regular.
What To Do If You Think You're Pregnant
First things first, what signs might suggest you are pregnant?
More Info On Pads
Pads are made of absorbent material and are designed to soak up the menstrual fluid.
More Info On Liners
Liners are similar to pads; they’re thinner and much smaller, designed for days when you don’t need much absorbency.
How To Use Liners
Just like pads, liners are worn inside your undies and have an adhesive strip on the bottom to keep them in place.
Maintaining A Healthy Vagina
Maintaining a healthy vagina inside and out is a good way to keep yourself healthy.
Female Reproductive System
Changes on the outside are directly related to what’s happening on the inside.
Your breasts will develop at different times for different body types; you may have noticed some of the girls at school starting to wear bras, if so, chances are your breasts are developing too. So what can you do about this pain?
The most common period symptom is the pain in your abdomen, back or thighs that is caused by menstrual cramps.
Cervical Cancer is a big deal, so big that every year in Australia 700 women are diagnosed.
Late Menstrual Cycle
Waiting for your first period can be a stressful time for some girls – it helps to be prepared with all the relevant facts.
STDS. How To Prevent Sexually Transmitted Diseases
STD stands for Sexually Transmitted Disease and can be passed from person to person during sexual activity.
Irregular periods are actually pretty common; in fact about 1 in 3 of all girls get irregular periods at some time.
Hepatitis B (or Hep B) is a very serious and incurable virus that causes inflammation of the liver.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
HPV is not just one virus, it’s a family of virus types, some of which can cause genital warts, as well as other more ‘high risk’ illnesses, one of which is cervical cancer.
Female Hygiene Tips and Tricks
Check out the best things you can do to be clean and healthy around the va-jay-jay area.
AIDS and HIV
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a virus that can really mess up the body’s immune system.
You may experience a dull ache right below the stomach and around the lower back just before, or during, your period.
Herpes is a virus that, once you get it, will always remain in your body (although it won't always be active).
Period When Pregnant
If you are sexually active, and feel there may be a chance that the missed period is related to unprotected sex it's time to get a home pregnancy test.
Preparing For Your First Period
If you don't want to be caught unawares by your first period it's best to have a few things on hand
Gonorrhoea is a STD caused by bacteria, which can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and infertility if left undiagnosed.
Pubic lice are small insects that live in pubic and body hair, sometimes referred to as ‘crabs’.
How Does the Contraceptive Pill Work?
The Pill we talk about here refers to all the oral hormonal method of contraception.
Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)
Toxic Shock Syndrome (or TSS) is caused by a bacterium called Staphlococcus Aureus
Trichomoniasis affects the vagina, cervix, urethra and bladder in the form of an infection.
Chlamydia is caused by bacteria which can lead to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) if left untreated.