Around half of the girls get their periods when they’re 12 years old, and the other half are older. Although it’s impossible to predict exactly when your period will start, it happens to every girl in the world.

During puberty, the vagina begins producing a white discharge, which is referred to as leukorrhea. This is the organ’s self-cleaning feature. It carries various harmful substances and germs out of the body.

Ask your parents, or contact Choices if you still have questions.