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 5 names in this direc­tory begin­ning with the let­ter T.
Tam­pon tax
Men­strual prod­ucts were taxed in Ger­many until the end of 2020 with the increased tax rate, also known as the lux­ury tax, of 19 per­cent. After much lob­by­ing and a peti­tion, two men­strual activists from Ham­burg man­aged to change the tax rate for men­strual prod­ucts. As of Jan­u­ary 2020, all men­strual prod­ucts (except panty lin­ers, as they are con­sid­ered every­day items) in Ger­many will be sub­ject to the lower tax rate of only seven per­cent, which counts for basic necessities.

Tam­pons are used dur­ing men­stru­a­tion and usu­ally con­sist of com­pressed cot­ton wool. They are inserted into the vagina to directly absorb the men­strual blood inside the body. They are used once and thrown away afterwards.

Tem­per­a­ture 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 the basal body tem­per­a­ture is mea­sured every morn­ing. Based on the cycli­cal fluc­tu­a­tions of the basal body tem­per­a­ture, the time of ovu­la­tion and thus also the fer­tile and infer­tile days can be determined.

Toxic Shock Syn­drome (TSS)
Severe cir­cu­la­tory and organ fail­ure caused by bac­te­r­ial tox­ins. More com­monly the Toxic Shock Syn­drome is also known as 'tam­pon disease'. 

Peo­ple who do not iden­tify with the sex to which they were assigned at birth.

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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