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  • n  the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause
    a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped"--Hippocrates

  • From what I have read, sexual maturity (menses) often didn't occur until the age of 16 a century ago.
  • After injections of pregnant-mare serum (a blood extract rich in pituitary hormone), all but three of them developed clear skins, normal menses.
  • BRUCE AYRESGETTY IMAGES BEFORE MENOPAUSE Many women in their 40s begin to experience a preview of menopause, complete with irregular menses and hot flashes.
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  • Puberty, the horror movie
    Ginger Snapsis more than a teen gore-fest. It's the best werewolf and menses-themed feminist flick of all time        
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  • Malcolm Gladwell in Baltimore Sun
    In other words, what we think of as normal - frequent menses - is in evolutionary terms abnormal,Mr. Gladwell writes.
  • Anjem Choudary in Times Online
    Anjem Choudary, a self-styled sharia judge and former leader of the banned British group Al-Muhajiroun, said: "Talk of Aisha as a child when she married is not true. At nine she reached her menses and in those days a girl was considered to be mature...

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