For girls between 9 and 16 years old:

– Hair appears under the arms and on the pubis.

– The breasts begin to grow bigger.

– Appearance of period and vaginal discharge.

– The body changes.

The Period

– It is a flow of blood from the vagina that may vary from a few hours to a few days.
– It is a cyclic bleeding and more or less regular.
– It can be painful.

Vaginal Discharge

It is a white liquid that flows from the vagina, which can be seen in her underwear.
It is a natural production of the body to moisten the vagina and preserve the naturally occurring bacteria (which protects the mucosa).

These discharges are therefore normal and are not a sign of infection. They even exist before the first period and mark the beginning of puberty.

If burns or other color or odors or itching occur, they can be signs of infection.
In this case, a doctor must be consulted, as treatment is available.

The Female Genital Apparatus