Menstruation

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60 seconds of menstruation

Making a case for menstruation.

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"How does menstruation occur?"

"Menstruation or sometimes referred to as periods is the monthly flow of blood from the uterus through the vagina in all girls.  During your menstruation cycle, the eggs in the ovaries mature and the lining of the uterus thickens to prepare for a possible pregnancy.  About half way the cycle, a mature egg leaves the ovary and this happens about once a month. This is called ovulation. The egg travels through the fallopian tubes towards the uterus and when it’s not fertilized, the linings of the uterus are shed and blood comes out at the end of your cycle.  The…"

"What are the signs of the first period?"

"Different women have different signs that can include; severe headache, joint pain, back and abdominal cramping, fatigue, nausea, acne, mood swings, loss or gain of appetite. However, the most telling sign is the actual period. The blood flow. It is important but that young girls understand that it is a complete cycle that for most women happens for a period that can fall averagely between 27 - 35 days depending on different reasons. The 1st day of one’s cycle is the day they see ‘first blood’ ? (as if vampire lol). From that day to the next time they get…"

"Can you can get pregnant while on your period?"

"It's very uncommon, but it is possible since having your period doesn’t predict when you will release an egg which has to be present for sperm to begin the process of conception. Additionally, since sperm can live inside your uterus for up to 5 days, if you release an egg during these 5 days you run the risk of getting pregnant. Due to the unpredictability of your cycle, if you want to avoid pregnancy it’s important to use contraception even when you are menstruating."

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