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.
During puberty, as you move from a child to an adult, your body will start to go through many physical changes.
Before and after inserting a tampon, always make sure your hands are super clean.
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
Liners are similar to pads; they’re thinner and much smaller, designed for days when you don’t need much absorbency.
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a virus that can really mess up the body’s immune system.
Cervical Cancer is a big deal, so big that every year in Australia 700 women are diagnosed.
Chlamydia is caused by bacteria which can lead to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) if left untreated.
Changes on the outside are directly related to what’s happening on the inside.
One of the biggest steps you will take in your amazing journey from girl to woman is the first time you get your period.
Gonorrhoea is a STD caused by bacteria, which can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and infertility if left undiagnosed.
Hepatitis B (or Hep B) is a very serious and incurable virus that causes inflammation of the liver.
Herpes is a virus that, once you get it, will always remain in your body (although it won't always be active).
Just like pads, liners are worn inside your undies and have an adhesive strip on the bottom to keep them in place.
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.
Check out the best things you can do to be clean and healthy around the va-jay-jay area.
Waiting for your first period can be a stressful time for some girls – it helps to be prepared with all the relevant facts.
Maintaining a healthy vagina inside and out is a good way to keep yourself healthy.
We all dread that missed periods turn into morning sickness and weird cravings - but take a chill pill, there are other reasons...
Pads are made of absorbent material and are designed to soak up the menstrual fluid.
You may experience a dull ache right below the stomach and around the lower back just before, or during, your period.
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.
Irregular periods are actually pretty common; in fact about 1 in 3 of all girls get irregular periods at some time.
The most common period symptom is the pain in your abdomen, back or thighs that is caused by menstrual cramps.
If you don't want to be caught unawares by your first period it's best to have a few things on hand
Pubic lice are small insects that live in pubic and body hair, sometimes referred to as ‘crabs’.
STD stands for Sexually Transmitted Disease and can be passed from person to person during sexual activity.
Skipping a period can be a bit worrying for girls, especially if you are normally very regular.
The Pill we talk about here refers to all the oral hormonal method of contraception.
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.
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?
First things first, what signs might suggest you are pregnant?