menstrual

adjective
men·​stru·​al | \ˈmen(t)-strü-əl, -strəl\

Definition of menstrual 

: of or relating to menstruation

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menstrually adverb

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To have someone see all of those things, plus what my actual menstrual blood looked like (which no one had seen except myself), and not bat an eye or see me differently—that was huge. Ingrid Nilsen, Health.com, "How I Learned to Stop Feeling Ashamed of My Body—Thanks to My Period," 9 May 2018 Investigators would later discover traces of menstrual blood on the knife’s handle, the Union-Tribune wrote. Avi Selk, Washington Post, "A woman’s hanging at a mansion was a suicide, police decided. A civil jury says they’re wrong.," 5 Apr. 2018 Visibility for periods is crucial to getting rid of menstrual stigma and ensuring a more equal and feminist world. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "The New IHOP Logo Looks Like a Tampon Ad and People Are Into It," 11 June 2018 Reforms are gaining traction, from states seeking to eradicate the sales tax on menstrual supplies (a.k.a. refinery29.com, "Meghan Markle Has Championed Menstrual Equity — Here's Why You Should Too," 21 May 2018 In 2014, the ACLU of Michigan drew attention to the issue by filing a lawsuit on behalf of inmates at the Muskegon County Jail who did not have adequate access to menstrual supplies, raising awareness among advocates around the country. NBC News, "#MeToo helps shine light on access to feminine hygiene products in prison," 28 Mar. 2018 In 2014, the ACLU of Michigan drew attention to the issue by filing a lawsuit on behalf of inmates at the Muskegon County Jail who did not have adequate access to menstrual supplies, raising awareness among advocates around the country. Brian Witte, The Christian Science Monitor, "#MeToo helps shine a light on lack of feminine hygiene products in prison," 27 Mar. 2018 Across the globe, girls are forced to stay home from school, missing out on their education because of a lack of menstrual supplies. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "L. Gives Out 60 Million Period Products to Girls in Need," 12 Mar. 2018 The market research firm Mintel predicts that menstrual cups could disrupt the tampon market over time. Loren Savini, Allure, "Breaking the Cycle: Meet the People Who Are Fighting to End Period Stigma," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of menstrual

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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menstrual

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of menstrual

: of or relating to menstruation : of or relating to the flow of blood that comes from a woman's body each month

menstrual

adjective
men·​stru·​al | \ˈmen(t)-strə(-wə)l \

Medical Definition of menstrual 

: of or relating to menstruation

Other Words from menstrual

menstrually adverb
a menstrually related migraine

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