menstrual cycle

noun

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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Conversely, being pregnant and breastfeeding both halt your menstrual cycle for a while, therefore reducing your exposure to these hormones, and for that reason they are thought to reduce your risk for breast cancer. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here's What You Need to Know About the Study That Says Giving Birth Increases Your Breast Cancer Risk," 21 Dec. 2018 Much like dedicated female health tracking apps such as Clue, this feature lets any user track their menstrual cycle by recording relevant details and symptoms into the app each day. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Fitbit Charge 3 review: Peppering a fitness tracker with smartwatch powers," 12 Oct. 2018 In contrast, when estrogen levels are low, such as at the onset of the menstrual cycle or in menopause, many women experience more sensitivity to pain. Leslie Goldman, Woman's Day, "More Women Have Fibromyalgia Than Breast Cancer," 10 Sep. 2017 Further Reading Garmin’s Vivosmart 4 combines pulse-ox and a week of battery life for $129 Female health tracking Earlier this year, Fitbit's menstrual cycle tracking became available to all through the Fitbit mobile app. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Fitbit Charge 3 review: Peppering a fitness tracker with smartwatch powers," 12 Oct. 2018 According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), healthy couples in their 20s and 30s have a 25-30% chance of getting pregnant in a single menstrual cycle. Amy Capetta, Woman's Day, "When Are You Most Fertile?," 18 Sep. 2018 As a general rule, multiphasic pills are designed in part to mimic the rise and fall of estrogen and progesterone levels during a regular menstrual cycle, thereby potentially reducing birth control side effects. SELF, "Here’s Exactly How to Find the Best Birth Control Pill for You," 14 Sep. 2018 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

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1912, in the meaning defined above

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menstrual cycle

noun

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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