16 Surprising Things You Never Knew About Periods

important facts about period

Many women refer to their periods as the “unwanted visitor” every month. Assuming you had your first period around 12, you should be pretty familiar with the monthly bleeds by now. Whether you’re one of the lucky ones who sail through your period with ease, or if you’re more like the vast majority of us who suffer from cramps, bloating and hormonal pimples, periods are here to stay. Here are 16 lesser-known period facts that will both shock and intrigue you.

Text: Dawn Chen / Shape Singapore / December 2017
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For more period stories, read 7 Signs That Your Period Pain Points To Serious Health Problems and The Best Foods To Eat When You’re On Your Period.


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