A Period is part of the menstrual cycle when a woman bleeds from her vagina for a few days.
It is normal for females to start their period around 12 years old; however, this is different for everyone.
Periods most commonly happen every 28 days or so, but this can range from 21 to 40 days and usually last between 3 and 8 days; again, this can differ for everyone.
There is a range of sanitary products available to purchase
- sanitary pads
- menstrual cups
- period underwear
If you are unable to purchase sanitary products there are schemes in place