There's no such thing as a 'typical woman' - everyone's body looks a bit different. But in this section we look at the things women have in common, like the changes happen when a girl goes through puberty, and the personal care that a healthy body needs.
The five most common myths about your period debunked. 1. Menstrual blood is dirty. 2. You lose lots of blood. 3. You're definitely pregnant if you miss a period. 4. It's unhealthy to have sex during your period. 5. You can't get pregnant if you've got your period.
Female circumcision or genital cutting is an age-old tradition, whereby a young girl or woman has her genitals cut. Depending on her ethnicity and nationality, a girl or woman may have part or all of her external genitals removed.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about periods -- can you get pregnant when you're having your period? Can you ovulate without having a period? Can you know when you will ovulate? All this and more...