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It’s about to get real awkward.

Kamille Freitas, Rush Arts

Class of 2018

3/8/2017 -

Independent Study Project


What people think periods are?


What is a Menstruation?


is a woman's monthly “bleeding” When you menstruate, your body sheds the lining of the


(womb) called the Endometrium and also expels the unused, dissolved egg. Menstrual blood flows from the uterus through the small opening in the

cervix and passes out of the body through the


. It’s actually only about a tablespoon of blood.


What is a Menstrual Cycle? What is a Fertile Window?

The menstrual cycle provides important body chemicals, called hormones, to keep you healthy. It also prepares your body for pregnancy each month. A cycle is counted from the first day of 1 period to the first day of the next period. The average menstrual cycle is 28 days long. Cycles can range anywhere from 21 to 35 days in adults and from 21 to 45 days in young teens.

The “fertile window” refers to the period of time in the female fertility cycle during which a woman is able to get pregnant — this typically includes the day she ovulates and the five days preceding ovulation.


How long does a women….?


Most periods last from

3 to 5 days. But, anywhere from

2 to 7 days is normal. For the first few years after menstruation begins, longer cycles are common. A woman's cycle tends to shorten and become more regular with age.

Have a period


Women usually have periods until


. Menopause occurs between the ages of 45 and 55, usually around age 50. Menopause means that a woman is no longer ovulating (producing eggs) or having periods and can no longer get pregnant. Like menstruation, menopause can vary from woman to woman and these changes may occur over several years.

Feel PMS


PMS stands for premenstrual syndrome – it’s the combination of symptoms that some women suffer from a week or so before their period. Symptoms appear before your period starts (as many as five days) and will disappear during your period. Symptoms can affect your body AND your brain, and their intensity can vary a lot from girl to girl.


Side Effects of Menstruation



being very tired


sore breasts





food cravings

depression or feeling blue


mood swings

difficulty concentrating

problems handling stress

feeling tense

trouble sleeping


What is used to stop the flow.


Period related diseases

Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB),

which may include heavy menstrual bleeding, no menstrual bleeding (amenorrhea) or bleeding between periods (irregular menstrual bleeding).

Secondary amenorrheais diagnosed

if you had regular periods, but they suddenly stop for three months or longer. It can be caused by problems that affect estrogen levels, including stress, weight loss, exercise or illness.

Severe menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea)

:Most women have experienced menstrual cramps before or during their period at some point in their lives. For some, it's part of the regular monthly routine. But if your cramps are especially painful and persistent, this is called dysmenorrhea, and you should consult your health care professional.


Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

:PMS is a term commonly used to describe a wide variety of physical and psychological symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle.Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

:Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is far more severe than the typical PMS. Women who experience PMDD (about 3 to 8 percent of all women) say it significantly interferes with their lives. Experts equate the difference between PMS and PMDD to the difference between a mild tension headache and a migraine.


Period Myths

Myth: When you pee you bleed.Myth: You can’t go swimming on your period.

Myth: A tampon can take away your virginity

Myth: When you are on your period you are constantly bleeding.Myth: Exercise is bad for you when you're

on your period.Myth: You cannot get pregnant on your period.

Myth: Missing your period automatically means you are pregnant.


Period Truths

Truth: An entire menstrual period usually releases less than half a cup of blood, including clots.

Truth:Up until the age of about 18, irregular periods are quite common because the body is still working on perfecting the system.Truth:Periods tend to be heavier, more painful, and longer in the colder months.

Truth: A woman will spend approximately 3,500 days menstruating.Truth:For certain women periods are very painful.

Truth: Every woman's period is different.

Truth:Some women experience terrible PMS.


Lets see what you know:Kahoot


Being comfortable with periods.


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