The Men­strual ABC by Vulvani

In this glos­sary you will find men­strual knowl­edge from A for ade­no­myosis to Z for zero waste.

Men­strual ABC

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There are cur­rently 6 names in this direc­tory begin­ning with the let­ter H.
Hor­monal con­tra­cep­tion
Hor­monal con­tra­cep­tive meth­ods influ­ence the hor­mone lev­els and usu­ally sup­press ovu­la­tion. The var­i­ous con­tra­cep­tives are pre­scrip­tion-only. Even if they are used dif­fer­ently, they often have very sim­i­lar results and can have side effects. Hor­monal con­tra­cep­tive meth­ods include the pill, the vagi­nal ring, IUD or the con­tra­cep­tive patch. When used cor­rectly, hor­monal con­tra­cep­tives pro­tect against unwanted preg­nancy, but not against sex­u­ally trans­mit­ted diseases. 

Hor­mone test­ing
Test strips are used to mea­sure hor­mones in the morn­ing urine. This is often done to deter­mine ovulation.

Hor­mones
The body's own bio­chem­i­cal mes­sen­gers, which are pro­duced by glands and trans­ported by blood. Hor­mones reg­u­late var­i­ous processes in the body. 

Hyper­me­n­or­rhoea
Men­stru­a­tion that is too heavy. It is a form of men­strual dis­or­der char­ac­ter­ized by increased blood loss dur­ing men­stru­a­tion. This is the case when the blood loss per men­stru­a­tion is more than 80ml. 

Hypomen­or­rhoea
Men­stru­a­tion that is too light. It is a form of men­strual dis­or­der char­ac­ter­ized by a weak and short men­strual bleed­ing. This is the case when the blood loss per men­stru­a­tion is less than 25ml. Light bleed­ing is often spotting.

Hys­terec­tomy
Sur­gi­cal removal of the uterus.

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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