menstrual cycle


Definition of menstrual cycle 

: the cycle of physiological changes from the beginning of one menstrual period to the beginning of the next

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And your menstrual cycle is at the center of that confusion. Tehrene Firman, Woman's Day, "When Do Women Ovulate? Here's Everything You Need to Know," 13 June 2018 This is where the acceleration and synchronization of the menstrual cycle comes in. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "How Noisy Males Control the Gnu’s Cycle," 11 July 2018 While many women experienced unpleasant side effects and there were concerns about safety and reliability from the start, the drug proved unprecedentedly successful at regulating women’s menstrual cycles and preventing fertilization. Carolyn Todd, Allure, "The History and Evolution of Birth Control in America," 12 July 2018 Helps with migraines Many women are more likely to experience migraines (and headaches in general), leading up to and during their menstrual cycle. Arielle Egozi, Harper's BAZAAR, "4 Reasons Why Period Sex is Actually the Best Sex," 6 July 2018 People who are exempt from fasting include anyone who is sick or traveling, older people who are too weak or ill, and women who are pregnant, nursing or on their menstrual cycle. Lauren Castle, azcentral, "What do you know about Ramadan, the Islamic holy month?," 30 May 2018 By understanding hormonal shifts, people with periods can build their routine around their menstrual cycle with a technique often called cycle syncing. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appetit, "5 Ways a Menstrual Coach Could Help You Have Better Periods," 14 June 2018 Researchers did control for women’s use of hormonal contraception but did not consider their stage of menstrual cycle, which can have an impact on sense of smell. David Carrig, USA TODAY, "The better your sense of smell, the more you enjoy sex, study suggests," 30 May 2018 This is a franchise that used to track women’s menstrual cycle. Ariana Romero,, "Is Becca Kufrin Ready For The Bachelorette?," 7 Mar. 2018

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1912, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of menstrual cycle 

: the whole cycle of physiological changes from the beginning of one menstrual period to the beginning of the next

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