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 4 names in this direc­tory begin­ning with the let­ter S.
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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