What Does Your Late Period Mean?

When I was a teenager, I remember a friend confiding in me that she feared she was pregnant. I was a bit shocked because she was so young, and because she was not involved with anyone of which I was aware.

I asked her why she thought this, and she told me that she had a late menstrual period, and she knew that meant she was going to have a baby. Upon further questioning, I realized she was still a virgin, and there was no way she was pregnant.

Sadly, this type of misinformation is common with young girls, and even some who are well into adulthood.
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