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 12 names in this direc­tory begin­ning with the let­ter M.
Men­stru­a­tion stops per­ma­nently, which also ends fer­til­ity and the pos­si­bil­ity of pregnancy. 

A men­stru­a­tion that is too long, which can last up to 14 days.

Men­strual Blood
Strictly speak­ing, men­strual blood is not just blood, but rather a mix­ture of blood, rejected uter­ine lin­ing, the unfer­til­ized egg and vagi­nal mucus. Other dead cells are also found in the tis­sue mix. Only about half of the fluid con­sists of blood. 

Men­strual cup
Small reusable con­tain­ers that directly col­lect the men­strual blood inside the body. They mostly have a cup-like shape, are made of med­ical sil­i­cone and are inserted into the vagina. 

Men­strual cycle
The men­strual cycle begins with the first day of men­stru­a­tion and ends with the day before the next period. It usu­ally lasts between 25 and 34 days. It is a reg­u­larly occur­ring process in the body of a men­stru­at­ing per­son, which is repeated about 400 times from puberty to menopause. The men­strual cycle is char­ac­ter­ized by hor­monal changes. 

Men­strual irreg­u­lar­i­ties
Irreg­u­lar­i­ties of the bleed­ing rhythm in the men­strual cycle. A dis­tinc­tion is made between too fre­quent and too infre­quent men­stru­a­tion. / Irreg­u­lar­i­ties of the bleed­ing pat­tern in the men­strual cycle. A dis­tinc­tion is made between too heavy and too light menstruation. 

Men­strual prob­lems
Var­i­ous symp­toms that can occur before and dur­ing men­stru­a­tion. These include, for exam­ple, cramps, nau­sea, headaches, a feel­ing of ten­sion in the breasts, gen­eral malaise.

Men­strual sponges
Pure nat­ural prod­uct for men­stru­a­tion that can be reused. Basi­cally, the appli­ca­tion is sim­i­lar to that of tam­pons, because they are inserted into the vagina where they directly col­lect the men­strual blood. 

Men­stru­at­ing peo­ple
Term for all peo­ple who expe­ri­ence men­stru­a­tion. Because not all women men­stru­ate and not all men­stru­at­ing peo­ple iden­tify them­selves as women.

Dur­ing men­stru­a­tion, the lin­ing of the uterus is shed each month and the men­strual blood is dis­charged through the vagina. It is a nat­ural, reg­u­lar and bio­log­i­cal process that sym­bol­izes the health and fer­til­ity of a men­stru­at­ing per­son. The men­strual period lasts on aver­age about 5 days. Men­stru­a­tion is also called period or bleeding.

Mons pubis
Slight hilly ele­va­tion just above the labia, caused by an accu­mu­la­tion of fatty tis­sue. From puberty onwards, hair grows on here.

Mood swings
Dur­ing the men­strual cycle, var­i­ous hor­mones are involved to vary­ing degrees, result­ing in nat­ural mood swings. Depend­ing on the phase of the cycle a per­son is in, the emo­tional sit­u­a­tion also changes. 

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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