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There are many physical changes that a girl goes through during their teenage years. Learn more about one of the biggest changes in this article from Discovery Health.

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  • 10 Things Men Should Know About Female Hormones
    10 Things Men Should Know About Female Hormones

    Think you know everything about women's hormones just because you know to bring home chocolate during her time of the month? Think again. Check out our list of things that men should know about women's hormones. See more »

  • Are female orgasms essential to continuing the human species?
    Are female orgasms essential to continuing the human species?

    The evolutionary rationale behind the male orgasm is obvious -- it's the female orgasm that's a little more obscure. Is it an evolutionary necessity or a lucky accident that's on its way out? See more »

  • Do you really need to have a period every month?
    Do you really need to have a period every month?

    Is it a rite of passage or pure inconvenience? Women don't see their periods in the same way. But if you decide to trade in your tampon supply for birth control pills that suppress your period altogether, is it bad for you? See more »

  • How Female Puberty Works
    How Female Puberty Works

    When bras and tampons replace a girl's childish playthings during puberty, it can be tough. Growing up isn't easy, especially when so much is it visible, from acne to a sudden growth spurt. See more »

  • How Menstruation Works
    How Menstruation Works

    The menstrual cycle is the female reproductive cycle that makes eggs available for fertilization. Learn about the different phases of menstruation. See more »

  • How much do you know about vaginas?
    How much do you know about vaginas?

    A lady's private parts don't come up that much in polite conversation, so you could be forgiven for not knowing much about a woman's genital area. But a working knowledge of how the vagina looks and functions is important, and we're here to test you on the essentials. See more »

  • How Vaginas Work
    How Vaginas Work

    Why are vaginas so taboo? Researchers have shunned them for decades, which means we know much less about the female anatomy in comparison to the male counterparts. Does out of sight really mean out of mind? Not here, as we explore how vaginas work. See more »

  • If a woman has two wombs, can she get pregnant in both?
    If a woman has two wombs, can she get pregnant in both?

    A couple of months ago in Britain, three babies were born from two separate wombs -- inside the same woman. Uterus didelphys -- or a double womb -- is a pretty rare condition. It affects anywhere from about one in 1,000 to one in 1 million women worldwide, and it sometimes occurs in families. See more »

  • Why are breasts different sizes?
    Why are breasts different sizes?

    During puberty, breasts don't always receive identical amounts of the hormone that makes them grow. Why does this happen, and how common is perfect symmetry anyway? See more »

  • Are hormones in food causing early menstruation?
    Are hormones in food causing early menstruation?

    The use of hormones in food is a highly debated issue and raises concerns as to possible health risks, especially in children. Learn if hormones in food are causing early menstruation in this article. See more »

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