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Girl to a Woman - Going through the next stage of Womanhood

Updated on September 22, 2012

Transition from Childhood to Adolescence

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The Experience

Every girl has experience the hormonal changes, physiological, anatomical or physical and emotional development in going through Adolescence which is at the age of 18.

Puberty begins at about 9 or 10. The Menarche at the age of 9 to 13. I am referring the first menstrual bleeding which is for some girls a hurrifying and frightening situation and needs a parental support specially the role of a comforting mother. This is the special event of female puberty which signals the fertility.

Diffrent cultural and religious rituals and ceremonies have been practiced to some girls on their way to Womanhood. Some are terrifying brutal rituals, some are inspiring, comforting and relieving.

My first time went normally with the presence of my mother whom i immedietly notified about what is happening. My mother instructed me to jump 3 stair steps down, why? as i could remember, it is a superstitious belief that by doing so, one have no complications like pain, that the period will flow lightly and won't last for long just for few days.

Some traditions are: bat mitzvah in Judaism, QuinceaƱera, birthday, rites of passage to symbolize a girl's coming of age, confirmation in some branches of Christianity, african rituals etc.

Sex, Pregnancy and Puberty

It is the most important part for teenagers to be aware of, make use of the resources and educational advices at home and at school.

In my generation is sex a Taboo. I grow up in a Catholic, conservative town in which sex before marriage is vorbidden. It is a must to concentrate on my studies and after completing my profession am i allowed to have a boyfriend or get married.

For the younger generations like us, it is hard to understand as to the older generations when some principles of life have changed into a modern, free, realistic way of living than before.

In this stage, i think more Teenies have problems how to manage their needs, and parents have more problems to make discussions about traditions and rituals. More compilicated are those children of different Nationality who have adopted the modern way of life while living in their own country and abroad.

Every Woman has her own experience about this stages. Some might have a normal path, some have even encounter the circumstances which are not suppose to be happened.

Someone has ask a question: What age is appropriate for teens to start having sex? See all the answers and ideas about this by clicking the link below.

My answer to this is:

The day will come that a teenager wants to experience about what is sex and how does it feel. It is important to have someone that the teens can trust and the ideal person is a mother or a father .The teens have to use all resources about sex education from school, family and friends. A mother or a father has to be open and supporting, arrange time to discuss about sex. As to my experience, my daughter told me that she wants in a certain time to experience sex and that i could arrange for a gynecologist consultation so she could ask advice about anti-baby pills and other security measures.

I told to my daughter that it is not only of having or experiencing sex, what it matters is to have sex with someone you like or love, a feeling that it is him you want the first time to make love, so it will be a beautiful memorable unforgetable moment in life one cannot forget.

Partnership, Marriage, Being a Mother.

A woman at this stage might feel fulfilled, accomplished, contented. She has all the inspirations to live a life for good, hope for a happy healthy future.

A woman feels secure having a husband of her own, having children. The feelings of being needed where there is love, respect, loyality, friendship, a give and take process, helping and trusting one another, sharing each own dreams....all these are worthwhile experience of being a woman.

The love of a mother to her child and the love of a child to her mother ist a pure love experience one cannot question, without doubt, never ending experience.

For some who are not married or not having children would be in some way have a different experience of being a woman. I don't have this experience, but i am sure in any other way they are happy and contented.

The aging process - A Woman at the Age of 50's - A Grandmother

Have anyone experiencing this stage or had experience about this to share? I am still on my way and I am writing more about my feelings and experiences which you could read in my other hub :


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    • carolp profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Switzerland

      Thanks for dropping by ladyFiddler. Hope to hear from you again.

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      Joanna Chandler 

      6 years ago from On planet Earth

      This is very informative and good.

      Thanks for sharing it with us

      God bless ;)

    • carolp profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Switzerland

      Thank you ubanichijioke for your comment.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 

      7 years ago from Lagos

      Thanks for taking me on a journey into the woman world. Quite illustrative. Thanks for that information

    • carolp profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Switzerland

      Thanks for commenting Brinafr3sh. I have a daghter and we really have an open relationship, she comes to me anytime for advice and shares her insecurity about deciding something.

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      7 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Hi Carolp,

      It's important that young girls learn about their physical bodies at an early age. Interesting hub you have here. Thanks

    • carolp profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Switzerland

      Thanks jpcmc and congratulations for becoming a father soon. I know it is the greatest moment in your life the first time to see your baby and feel her in your arms. It is important to be with your wife on her labor moments until the baby comes. Wish you a happy family always and forever. God bless.

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      JP Carlos 

      7 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      In a few weeks my wife and I will be saying hello to our first child. Her name is Yna. Your hub is really helpful for a first time dad like me whose going to have a girl.

      As for your answer to the sex question, I agree with you. The parents must be there to help the child through this period. It's better for the child to get information from a reliable source rather than from a questionable one.


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