men·​stru·​al | \ ˈmen(t)-strü-əl How to pronounce menstrual (audio) , -strəl \

Definition of menstrual

: of or relating to menstruation

Other Words from menstrual

menstrually adverb

Examples of menstrual in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The average price of tampons has climbed nearly 10 percent in the past year, while prices for menstrual pads rose 8.3 percent, according to data cited by Bloomberg. Rob Wile, NBC News, 10 June 2022 The global femtech industry is made up of over 200 startups 92% of which are founded and led by women), most of them born out of the frustration around a lack of care for female health issues–from menstrual health to menopause. Laine Bruzek, Fortune, 10 June 2022 Some people are team tampons, while others pledge allegiance to menstrual pads. De Elizabeth, Allure, 5 Apr. 2022 Despite ongoing efforts to normalize conversations about menstruation, stigma around periods and menstrual health is still pervasive, especially for Black women. Essence, 1 June 2022 As a society, reproductive health and menstrual health are not widely discussed or taught. San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 May 2022 How is seed cycling supposed to help menstrual issues? Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 27 May 2022 Nina Hall, a University of Queensland - School of Public Health lecturer, was one of several people who worked on a research project in 2018 and 2019 that examined menstrual health and hygiene among Indigenous Australian girls and women. Alicia Vrajlal,, 26 May 2022 Experts say menstrual leave is a complicated issue with numerous layers, including potential legal and labor ramifications. Angela Haupt, Washington Post, 25 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of menstrual

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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mens sana in corpore sano


menstrual cycle

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17 Jun 2022

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“Menstrual.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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men·​stru·​al | \ ˈmen(t)-strə(-wə)l How to pronounce menstrual (audio) \

Medical Definition of menstrual

: of or relating to menstruation

Other Words from menstrual

menstrually adverb
a menstrually related migraine

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