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Can too much stress delay a girl's first period?

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It can be hard on your body in many ways, and one possible effect is to delay your first period. This may happen if you’re stressed all the time, no matter if it comes from too much homework, family problems, intense sports training, or other issues.

From: Why No Period By Age 15? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Menstruation in girls and adolescents: Using the menstrual cycle as a vital sign.”

Nemours Foundation: “All about menstruation.”

Stanford Children’s Health: “Amenorrhea in teens.”

Mayo Clinic: “Amenorrhea: Risk factors,” “Amenorrhea: Causes.”

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: “What causes amenorrhea?” “Who is at risk of amenorrhea?”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on December 15, 2017

SOURCES:

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Menstruation in girls and adolescents: Using the menstrual cycle as a vital sign.”

Nemours Foundation: “All about menstruation.”

Stanford Children’s Health: “Amenorrhea in teens.”

Mayo Clinic: “Amenorrhea: Risk factors,” “Amenorrhea: Causes.”

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: “What causes amenorrhea?” “Who is at risk of amenorrhea?”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on December 15, 2017

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