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  Talking to Your Child About Menstruation
During the menstrual cycle, hormones are released from different parts of the body to help control and prepare the body for pregnancy.
In addition to understanding how menstruation works, girls need to be familiar with feminine-hygiene supplies (sanitary pads and tampons) and they should know that sometimes periods may cause cramps when the muscles of the uterus contract.
Having cramps for a day or two each month is common, but signs of dysmenorrhea — severely painful menstruation that interferes with a girl's ability to attend school or study or sleep — or other menstrual problems should be discussed with your child's doctor.
www.kidshealth.org /parent/growth/growing/talk_about_menstruation.html   (2132 words)

  
 Menstruation and the Menstrual Cycle
Menstruation is a woman's monthly bleeding, also called a period.
Menstrual blood flows from the uterus through the small opening in the cervix, and passes out of the body through the vagina.
Menstruation is part of the menstrual cycle, which prepares your body for pregnancy each month.
www.4woman.gov /faq/menstru.htm   (1462 words)

  
 MedlinePlus: Menstruation
Menstruation, or period, is a woman's monthly bleeding.
The menstrual blood is partly blood and partly tissue from inside the uterus, or womb.
Menstruation: Preparing Your Preteen for Her Period(Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/menstruation.html   (414 words)

  
 Menstrual Cycles: What Really Happens in those 28 Days?!
The second half of the cycle, ovulation to menstruation, is fairly consistently the same length, but the first part changes from person to person and from cycle to cycle.
The length of a woman's menstrual cycle (the number of days from the first day of one period to the first day of the next) is determined by the number of days it takes her ovary to release an egg.
Menstruation - connecting heart, mind, body and spirit - Menstruation is an Art because if we are living our cycles and tapping into the gifts, power and responsibilities of being authentically Feminine, then we are tapping into an ever-changing, never-ending source of creativity.
www.fwhc.org /health/moon.htm   (3377 words)

  
  Menstruation
Menstruation is the approximately monthly shedding of the uterine lining; the blood and tissues leave the body through the vagina.
Menstruation is a normal, natural process that occurs in all healthy adult women who haven't reached menopause.
Menstruation is "the curse", something dirty; we can watch pad and tampon ads on TV, but we can't let anyone know we're actually using them.
www.io.com /~wwwomen/menstruation   (611 words)

  
  Menstruation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Menstruation is part of the menstrual cycle, which helps a woman's body prepare for the possibility of pregnancy each month.
During the menstrual period, the thickened uterine lining and extra blood are shed through the vaginal canal.
This term is used to describe the absence of a period in young women who haven't started menstruating by age 16, or the absence of a period in women who used to have a regular period.
www.womenshealth.gov /faq/menstru.htm   (1309 words)

  
  Howstuffworks "How Menstruation Works"
Menstruation involves the hypothalamus, pituitary and ovary, and in humans lasts roughly 28 days (this can vary greatly between individuals).
If the egg is not fertilized, then the corpus luteum dies, the uterus sheds its lining, menses begins and another menstrual cycle ensues.
Typically, the menstrual cycle begins with the onset of menses, bleeding and loss of the tissue lining of the uterus, which lasts from 5 to 7 days (variable among women).
www.howstuffworks.com /menstruation.htm   (939 words)

  
  Menstrual cycle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The menstrual cycle is the set of recurring physiological changes in a female's body that are under the control of the reproductive hormone system and necessary for reproduction.
Menstruation forms a normal part of a natural cyclic process occurring in healthy women between puberty and the end of the reproductive years.
Menstrual cycles vary in length from an average of 29 days in orangutans to an average of 37 days in chimpanzees.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Menstruation   (4053 words)

  
 Teaching Menstruation
With the onset of menstruation, a girl becomes aware of her emerging identity as a female capable of reproduction.
Menstruation is the process by which the lining of the uterus is shed periodically as menstrual flow.
After menstruation, estrogen is released by the ovary whose egg cells, which reside in the fluid-filled sacs called follicles, are maturing.
www.teachingteens.com /tmenstr.htm   (5098 words)

  
 Menstruation
Menstruation is a periodic discharge of blood, mucus and cell tissue from the uterus, which occurs at more or less regular intervals throughout the reproductive life of a woman.
The menstrual period is the number of days of bleeding or menstrual flow that occurs at the beginning of each menstrual cycle.
The menstrual flow can vary in characteristics from woman to woman, but is generally consistent in the same woman during her child bearing years.
www.unm.edu /~shc1/menstruation.html   (309 words)

  
 O'Grady: Is Menstruation Obsolete?
According to Coutinho's definition, menstruation is simply the sign of a failed process: "When menstruation occurs, it means that the [reproductive] system failed and, for the sake of reproductive efficiency, would have to be repeated the next month, the month after that, and so on, until a successfully nested fertilized egg starts to develop" (4).
Critics of Profet, of which there are many, argue to the contrary that menstrual blood acts as the perfect nesting ground for a host of sexually transmitted microorganisms, and moreover, a woman is more susceptible to a wide variety of vaginal infections during menstruation than at any other time in her cycle.
Menstrual rituals and ceremonies, as well as menstrual accoutrements (early versions of pads and tampons) are also detailed by multiple historical documents from cultures across the globe (www.mum.org).
www.thirdspace.ca /articles/ogrady.htm   (2129 words)

  
 Menstruation Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine - Find Articles
Menstruation refers to the monthly discharge through the vagina of the blood and tissues that were laid down in the uterus in preparation for pregnancy.
The beginning of a menstrual cycle is marked by the maturation of an egg in an ovary and preparation of the uterus (womb) to establish pregnancy.
Menstrual problems include missing a period, change in the length of the cycle, changes in the flow, color, or consistency of menstrual blood, and extreme pain or other menstrual symptoms.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g2603/is_0000/ai_2603000088   (960 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - menstruation (Anatomy And Physiology) - Encyclopedia
menstruation, periodic flow of blood and cells from the lining of the uterus in humans and most other primates, occurring about every 28 days in women.
Menstruation commences at puberty (usually between age 10 and 17).
One theory is that menstruation is a defense against microbes that enter the uterus with incoming sperm.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/M/menstrua.html   (250 words)

  
 Menstruation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Menstruation is the periodic discharge of blood and tissue from the lining of the uterus, occurring about every 28 days in women of reproductive age.
Menstruation is the normal, periodic discharge of blood and tissue from the lining of the uterus (womb), occurring about every 28 days in women of reproductive age.
Menstrual flow and duration may also change from month to month in the same individual, and may vary over the course of a lifetime.
www.dhyansanjivani.org /diseases/Menstruation.asp   (2590 words)

  
 Discovery Health :: Menstruation
Menstruation refers to the periodic vaginal discharge of blood and bodily cells that are shed from the lining of a woman's uterus.
Menstruation usually begins between 10 and 16 years of age, depending on a variety of factors, including the young woman's general health, nutritional status, and body weight relative to height.
Menstruation continues approximately once a month until a woman is about 45 to 50 years of age, again depending on health and other influences.
health.discovery.com /centers/sex/sexpedia/menstruation.html   (526 words)

  
 Menstruation and the Menstrual Cycle
The menstrual cycle is the process by which a woman’s body gets ready for the chance of a pregnancy each month.
The average menstrual cycle is 28 days from the start of one to the start of the next, but it can range from 21 days to 35 days.
Menstruation is the part of a woman’s monthly menstrual cycle in which blood and tissue are discharged from the vagina.
www.nichd.nih.gov /health/topics/menstruation_and_the_menstrual_cycle.cfm   (421 words)

  
 JustEves.com - Menstruation
Menstruation is the cyclical shedding of the inner lining of the uterus that manifests as periodic bleeding from the vagina occurring throughout a woman's reproductive life.
Menstruation also ceases during pregnancy and often during breast-feeding.
During the first years of menstruation may be irregular, but most women eventually establish a regular pattern.
www.justeves.com /mm/menstruation.shtml   (437 words)

  
 Progress: How Women Perceive Menstruation and Their Menstrual Patterns
For instance, menstruation may be perceived as a sign of femininity, fertility, youth, or purification of the body, yet at the same time it is also linked with vulnerability and pollution, and with attitudes of disgust and shame.
The responses of the interviewees were not related to education, sexual or menstrual history, previous contraceptive use, and history of pregnancy or of sexually transmitted diseases.
The natural process of menstruation has taken on such sociocultural, religious and psychological significance that many women refuse to tolerate disturbances to their pattern of vaginal bleeding as a result of using hormonal contraceptives.
www.reproline.jhu.edu /english/6read/6issues/6progress/prog52_b.htm   (1426 words)

  
 Is Menstruation Obsolete?
According to Coutinho's definition, menstruation is simply the sign of a failed process: "When menstruation occurs, it means that the [reproductive] system failed and, for the sake of reproductive efficiency, would have to be repeated the next month, the month after that, and so on, until a successfully nested fertilized egg starts to develop" (p.4).
Critics of Profet, of which there are many, argue to the contrary that menstrual blood acts as the perfect nesting ground for a host of sexually transmitted microorganisms, and moreover, a woman is more susceptible to a wide variety of vaginal infections during menstruation than at any other time in her cycle.
Menstrual rituals and ceremonies, as well as menstrual accoutrements (early versions of pads and tampons) are also detailed by multiple historical documents from cultures across the globe (www.mum.org).
www.cwhn.ca /resources/menstruation/obsolete.html   (2251 words)

  
 MENSTRUATION
Menstruation is the periodic discharge from the vagina of blood, secretions, eggs and disintegrating mucous membrane that had lined the uterus.
Also when friends knowing the wife was a menstruant, and had sex with her husband who did not know, he is to shed his blood by being flogged.
The menstrual bath for the purification of a sinner is also to be noted, as one for her conversion to God's law.
home.earthlink.net /~thogmi/curse/curse.html   (1441 words)

  
 Menstruation :: Adolescent Sexuality: Teenagers Sexuality Guide :: Free Teens Sex Guide.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Menstruation is not o­nly the monthly elimination of blood and uterine tissue, but it is actually a crucial aspect acting upon women’s life and health since its beginning, around twelve years old (even at the age of eight), until it ceases at around forty years old or later.
Every stage of menstruation is managed by specific hormones, which also have a crucial influence in women’s sexuality, not to mention in women’s life.
Despite all the nomenclature of chemicals, symptoms and hormones, PMT and menstruation are issues faced by any woman o­n a daily basis, with rather casual approach.
www.adolescentsexuality.com /Article4.phtml   (927 words)

  
 Victorian Men, Women and Menstruation Bleedin Woman Pt 3
During the Victorian era in England of the mid nineteenth century menstruating women and the concept of menstruation came under much scrutiny and vilification, under the guise of a new medical discipline in ‘women’s diseases’ leaving a deep imprint for the medical and social knowledge of women’s bodies in western societies to follow.
If the menstrual flow were obstructed, and thence denied its usual exit, it would, Doctors warned be forced to flood the brain and thus lead to irreparable psychological breakdown.
Menstruation became an obsessive focus for the male sciences probably because despite extensive research, it was still not fully understood.
www.menstruation.com.au /contributors/bleedinwomanpart3.html   (1073 words)

  
 The menstrual cycle
Menstruation - having periods - is part of the female reproductive cycle that starts when girls become sexually mature at the time of puberty.
Menstruation is a very complicated process involving many different hormones, the woman's sex organs and the brain.
Menstrual discharge is composed of the endometrium itself, together with a little fresh blood caused by the breaking of very fine blood vessels within the endometrium as it detaches itself from the inside of the uterus.
www.netdoctor.co.uk /health_advice/facts/menstruation_cycle.htm   (1390 words)

  
 KidsGrowth.com
Exercising during menstruation lessens pain because it causes release of brain chemicals called endorphins, which are natural painkillers.
Menstruation is just one part of the menstrual cycle, in which a woman's body prepares for pregnancy each month.
During menstruation, levels of estrogen, made by the ovaries, start to rise and make the lining of the uterus grow and thicken.
www.kidsgrowth.com /resources/articledetail.cfm?id=1148   (1775 words)

  
 All About Menstruation
Menstruation (a period) represents a major stage of puberty in girls; it's one of the many physical signs that a girl is turning into a woman.
The amount of time between a girl's periods is called her menstrual cycle (the cycle is counted from the start of one period to the start of the next).
Menstrual cramps are pretty common — in fact, more than half of all women who menstruate say they have cramps during the first few days of their periods.
kidshealth.org /teen/sexual_health/girls/menstruation.html   (1639 words)

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