Menstrual ABC

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There are 6 names in this directory beginning with the letter F.
Fallopian tubes
Paired part of the sexual organs, which start from the uterus on both sides and end near the respective ovary. The fallopian tubes are lined with mucous membrane.

Fertility
Ability to get pregnant per menstrual cycle and give birth to an offspring.

Fertilization
The moment in which the sperm and egg merge together. Fertilization takes place in the fallopian tube

First period
The first menstrual bleeding is also called menarche. The beginning of menstruation takes place during puberty.

Follicular phase
The first phase of the menstrual cycle in which the body prepares for fertilisation of the mature egg. The follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) increases during this phase, which eventually enables ovulation.

Free bleeding
During menstruation, period products such as tampons, pads or menstrual cups are voluntarily not used. The blood is therefore not collected by a foreign object either inside or outside the body. It is possible to feel when blood is coming by consciously perceiving one's own body. When free bleeding, the menstrual blood is finally discharged directly on the toilet by relaxing the pelvic floor.

Your glossary all about menstruation

In our Menstrual ABC you will find short and easy explanations of colloquial expressions and medical terms relating to menstruation, hormone-free contraception and the anatomy of the genitals. Here you will find menstrual knowledge from A for adenomyosis to Z for zero waste menstruation.
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