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Why am I not having a period during my early 20s?

Pregnancy is one common reason why you would not be having a period. If you have NEVER had a period, it is important to see your gynecologist for an examination to be sure there are no congenital abnormalities (some people may be born without a uterus) and to do blood testing to be sure that the ovaries are functioning normally. Some medications may cause amennorhea (our fancy word meaning no periods), such as birth control pills, Depo-Provera or ather progesterones.

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