MENSTRUATION MATTERS

Menarche and the Growing Up of Menstrual Cycles and Ovulation

Guest Post by Dr. Jerilynn C. Prior, UBC, Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research 16-year-old Jody is anxious to talk to someone. This is what she wants to say: “My period is out of whack!  I never know when it is coming. I only get it a few times a year. . . . Is that normal?” To answer...
#MenarcheMonth Redux: Weekend Links at re: Cycling

#MenarcheMonth Redux: Weekend Links at re: Cycling

September has been #MenarcheMonth at re: Cycling, and as it draws to a close–just two posts left to come in the menarche series–I thought I’d collate the links to the full range of topics our contributors have covered this month. I kicked it off by paying homage to one mom’s first period talk with her daughter from a 1989...
What happens when a seven-year-old gets her period?

What happens when a seven-year-old gets her period?

Guest Post by Suzan Hutchinson Do you remember being seven years old? Engage your imagination for a few minutes and try re-entering your seven-year-old world. Remember what fun life was. Recall what grade you were in, and what you enjoyed about school. Reconnect with your friends and with a few special memories. Photo provided by Suzan Hutchinson Menarche is not...
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