Menstrual ABC

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There are cur­r­ently 4 names in this direc­tory begin­ning with the let­ter S.
Seed cycling
It is a natu­ral form of nut­ri­tio­nal sup­ple­men­ta­tion. The intake of cer­tain seeds is inten­ded to gently sup­port the hor­mone balance in case of imba­lance. The aim is to bring the natu­ral mens­trual cycle into a healthy balance and to relieve mens­trual pro­blems. The four dif­fe­rent seeds (pump­kin seeds, flax seed, sesame, sun­flower seeds) are taken in the dif­fe­rent pha­ses of the cycle. The oils, vit­amins and nut­ri­ents con­tai­ned in the seeds sup­port the body's own pro­duc­tion of est­ro­gen or progesterone. 

Soft cup
Modi­fi­ca­tion of the mens­trual cup, which is also used to collect the mens­trual blood inside the vagina. It is a plastic ring cove­red by a fle­xi­ble foil. Due to the fle­xi­bi­lity and mate­rial of the soft cup it takes up less space than a mens­trual cup and can also be worn during sex. Many designs have to be thrown away after only wea­ring them once. The reus­able alter­na­tive is made of medi­cal sili­cone and can be used for up to two years. 

Spot­ting
Light blee­ding, which can occur bet­ween two peri­ods. It is often an unex­pec­ted brow­nish discharge that lasts one to three days. Regard­less of the actual mens­trua­tion, spot­ting can start at any time. The cause is usually a hor­mo­nal shift in the body.

Sym­pto­ther­mal method
Hor­mone-free con­tracep­tive method, which is part of natu­ral family plan­ning. This method is based on deter­mi­ning the fer­tile days in the natu­ral mens­trual cycle. For this pur­pose, both the chan­ges in basal body tem­pe­ra­ture and the cer­vi­cal mucus are ana­ly­sed tog­e­ther. It is a com­bi­na­tion of the tem­pe­ra­ture method with the Bil­lings method. The ana­ly­sis and docu­men­ta­tion can be sup­por­ted by a con­tracep­tion com­pu­ter or software. 

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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