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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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 As Broadly noted, dating apps have also exposed users’s private information to hackers; and Chupadados touched on potential privacy invasions of devices (some not yet on the market) like smart menstrual cups, vibrators, and diaphragms. Emma Sarran Webster, Teen Vogue, "Period Tracking Apps Can Profit Off of User Data," 14 May 2018 Camilla Wirseen set up the Cup Foundation to provide menstrual cups to girls in Kenya. Jane Onyanga-omara, USA TODAY, "Could this be the first country to end 'period poverty'?," 18 Apr. 2018 Jane has left Scarlet magazine for Insight, another site that will give her a vertical of her own, and is facing a dilemma about how her new gig handled coverage of a complicated menstrual cup company founder. refinery29.com, "The Soothing Effect Of The Bold Type's White Feminism," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of menstrual

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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menstrual period

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The first known use of menstrual was in the 14th century

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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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