What Is Menarche? - Definition, Age & Growth


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1. The gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) is released from the _____.

2. At what age go girls in the United States typically experience menarche?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to evaluate your understanding of menarche. Some of the areas you will be tested on include the typical age menarche occurs, how to reduce early menarche and a condition girls who experience early menarche are at risk of developing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions on this quiz can help check your knowledge of:

  • The definition of menarche
  • At what age girls usually experience menarche
  • Which condition early menarche can lead to
  • Ways girls can reduce developing early menarche

Skills Practiced

With this quiz/worksheet combo, you will have the chance to practice these skills:

  • Information recall - access what you've learned regarding the development of menarche in girls
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about reducing early menarche
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as conditions of early menarche and ways to reduce early menarche

Additional Learning

You can get more information on menarche by reviewing the accompanying lesson titled What is Menarche? - Definition, Age & Growth. The lesson discusses the following topics:

  • What a woman's body develops the ability to do after menarche
  • Changes that happen to adolescent girls after menarche
  • Hormonal changes during puberty
  • Typical ages for menarche in the United States