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.
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.
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.
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...