Menstrual ABC

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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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