Menstrual ABC

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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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