Menstrual ABC

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There are cur­r­ently 12 names in this direc­tory begin­ning with the let­ter M.
Mens­trua­tion stops per­ma­nently, which also ends fer­ti­lity and the pos­si­bi­lity of pregnancy. 

A mens­trua­tion that is too long, which can last up to 14 days.

Mens­trual Blood
Strictly spea­king, mens­trual blood is not just blood, but rather a mix­ture of blood, rejec­ted ute­rine lining, the unfer­ti­li­zed egg and vagi­nal mucus. Other dead cells are also found in the tis­sue mix. Only about half of the fluid con­sists of blood. 

Mens­trual cup
Small reus­able con­tai­ners that directly collect the mens­trual blood inside the body. They mostly have a cup-like shape, are made of medi­cal sili­cone and are inser­ted into the vagina. 

Mens­trual cycle
The mens­trual cycle begins with the first day of mens­trua­tion and ends with the day before the next period. It usually lasts bet­ween 25 and 34 days. It is a regu­larly occur­ring pro­cess in the body of a mens­trua­ting per­son, which is repeated about 400 times from puberty to meno­pause. The mens­trual cycle is cha­rac­te­ri­zed by hor­mo­nal changes. 

Mens­trual irre­gu­la­ri­ties
Irre­gu­la­ri­ties of the blee­ding rhythm in the mens­trual cycle. A dis­tinc­tion is made bet­ween too fre­quent and too infre­quent mens­trua­tion. / Irre­gu­la­ri­ties of the blee­ding pat­tern in the mens­trual cycle. A dis­tinc­tion is made bet­ween too heavy and too light menstruation. 

Mens­trual pro­blems
Various sym­ptoms that can occur before and during mens­trua­tion. These include, for example, cramps, nau­sea, hea­da­ches, a fee­ling of ten­sion in the bre­asts, gene­ral malaise.

Mens­trual spon­ges
Pure natu­ral pro­duct for mens­trua­tion that can be reu­sed. Basi­cally, the app­li­ca­tion is simi­lar to that of tam­pons, because they are inser­ted into the vagina where they directly collect the mens­trual blood. 

Mens­trua­ting people
Term for all people who expe­ri­ence mens­trua­tion. Because not all women mens­truate and not all mens­trua­ting people iden­tify them­sel­ves as women.

During mens­trua­tion, the lining of the ute­rus is shed each month and the mens­trual blood is dischar­ged through the vagina. It is a natu­ral, regu­lar and bio­lo­gi­cal pro­cess that sym­bo­li­zes the health and fer­ti­lity of a mens­trua­ting per­son. The mens­trual period lasts on average about 5 days. Mens­trua­tion is also cal­led period or bleeding.

Mons pubis
Slight hilly ele­va­tion just above the labia, cau­sed by an accu­mu­la­tion of fatty tis­sue. From puberty onwards, hair grows on here.

Mood swings
During the mens­trual cycle, various hor­mo­nes are invol­ved to vary­ing degrees, resul­ting in natu­ral mood swings. Depen­ding on the phase of the cycle a per­son is in, the emo­tio­nal situa­tion also changes. 

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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