A woman’s feminism is judged by the blood she sacrifices. From the moment of bleeding for the first time to the conception, delivering life and eventually to the menopause, it’s a great cost every girl pays to become a woman. And without this, a woman is like a dry branch of an old tree waiting to perish without witnessing any spring.
For the same cause, a woman never forgets the moment she hits puberty at, the age she gets her first period that not only anticipates her womanhood’s journey but also says a lot about other aspects of her life such as life expectancy, healthiness and definitely the age of menopause.
Recently, a statistical research is conducted volunteering 50,000 women all of whom remembered the age they get their first period at, luckily. Gita Mishra of the University of Queensland Australia says later a woman gets her first-period longer she is expected to live.
There are certain other facts I have to share with you people today. Let’s have a look.
Doctors say SOONER IS BAD
Not bad actually but it is said that girls who bleed before the age of 12 for the first time are expected to have the shorter lifespan than those who bleed later. The sooner you get your first period, the sooner you will live your 30 years (span between the first period and last period) and your menopause will be waiting for you at the age of 40. It can cause serious complications and will steal the ability to conceive too.
But it is not always bad because exceptions are always there!
Almost 14% of the women get their first period before the age of 12 and live a life of 70 to 80 years, happily.
After 12 years of age
Researchers have set the 12 years of age a benchmark having ‘bad’ at below and ‘better’ at above. Girls who bleed after 12 years of age are expected to see 90 or above springs of their lives having menopause around the age of 50-the perfect age for giving up the responsibilities.
For the age 13
It is the average and perfect age for girls to bleed according to doctors as they have absolute chances of menopause at 50 or after that and experience fewer medical complications than those who get their first period before the age of 12.
“If the findings from our study were incorporated into clinical guidelines for advising childless women from around the age of 35 years who had their first period aged 11 or younger, clinicians could gain valuable time to prepare these women for the possibility of premature or early menopause,” says Gita.
Conclusively, women who have menopause at 50 or after the age of 50 have more chances to cross the benchmark of 90 than those who have their menopause at age 40 or 45.
More of, women who stop menstruating at age 40 or 45 have more chances of heart diseases and premature death while those who hit the 50 or 54 years of age for menopause are always at lowers risks of the same complications as reported by the Professor of Life Course Epidemiology, Gita Mishra.
But to everyone’s amazement, reaching menopause early is always not bad because it can save you from breast cancer as the estrogen level naturally drops. It is said that smoking has drastic effects on this monthly cycle and the women who smoke have higher chances of early menopause and short lifespan.