menstruation menstruation  /ˌmɛn stru ˈeɪ ʃən/


  • (n) the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause



  1. With Lybrel, the dummy pills are replaced with daily doses of hormones, eliminating menstruation altogether.
  2. A maverick scientist contends that menstruation protects against infection.
  3. Since the endocrine system plays a critical role in the timing of menstruation, there is at least a strong circumstantial case that the two are linked.


  • A Taboo Topic: Menopause, Vaginal Dryness, and Painful Intercourse

    Menopause: A Natural Biological Process Menopause can be a difficult transition in a woman’s life. The average age for menopause is 51 and marks the permanent end of menstruation and fertility. It is a natural biological process, but can often leave women feeling less feminine and even less healthy, vital and sexual. One side effect [...]
    on July 21, 2013     Source: Injury Board

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  • The mezzo-soprano who played the witch Jezibaba was taken aback when Pountney told her to "look for blood on the sheets, a sign of Rusalka's reaching the age of menstruation".
    on Oct 17, 2009 By: David Pountney Source:

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