Menstrual ABC

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There are cur­r­ently 6 names in this direc­tory begin­ning with the let­ter H.
Hor­mo­nal con­tracep­tion
Hor­mo­nal con­tracep­tive methods influ­ence the hor­mone levels and usually sup­press ovu­la­tion. The various con­tracep­ti­ves are pre­scrip­tion-only. Even if they are used dif­fer­ently, they often have very simi­lar results and can have side effects. Hor­mo­nal con­tracep­tive methods include the pill, the vagi­nal ring, IUD or the con­tracep­tive patch. When used cor­rectly, hor­mo­nal con­tracep­ti­ves pro­tect against unwan­ted pregnancy, but not against sexu­ally trans­mit­ted diseases. 

Hor­mone tes­ting
Test strips are used to mea­sure hor­mo­nes in the morning urine. This is often done to deter­mine ovulation.

Hor­mo­nes
The body's own bio­che­mi­cal mes­sen­gers, which are pro­du­ced by glands and trans­por­ted by blood. Hor­mo­nes regu­late various pro­ces­ses in the body. 

Hyper­menor­rhoea
Mens­trua­tion that is too heavy. It is a form of mens­trual dis­or­der cha­rac­te­ri­zed by incre­a­sed blood loss during mens­trua­tion. This is the case when the blood loss per mens­trua­tion is more than 80ml. 

Hypo­menor­rhoea
Mens­trua­tion that is too light. It is a form of mens­trual dis­or­der cha­rac­te­ri­zed by a weak and short mens­trual blee­ding. This is the case when the blood loss per mens­trua­tion is less than 25ml. Light blee­ding is often spotting.

Hys­terec­tomy
Sur­gi­cal remo­val of the uterus.

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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