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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In 2016, there were over 1,000 free menstrual cycle tracking apps on the iOS app store with similar functions as Apple’s Cycle Tracker. Madeline Purdue, USA TODAY, "Apple lets users track menstrual period cycles on Health app, Watch with software update," 7 June 2019 The company expanded into cameras and wearable technology; one device can be programmed to let women monitor their menstrual cycle. Sam Roberts, New York Times, "Gary Burrell, Who Helped People Find Their Way (With GPS), Dies at 81," 20 June 2019 There's the ability to track menstrual cycles (where Apple is playing catch up to Fitbit and Garmin). Edward Baig, USA TODAY, "Where's my Apple Music and your other WWDC questions answered," 6 June 2019 Beginning this fall, Apple Watch will track your activity trends over time, help protect your hearing by alerting you to harmful levels of ambient noise, and allow users to track their menstrual cycles. Robbie Gonzalez, WIRED, "The Apple Watch Is Now the Control Center for Your Health," 4 June 2019 Apple only added menstrual cycle it to the Health app in 2015. Cory Stieg,, "The Apple Watch Can Now Track Your Period," 4 June 2019 In watchOS 6, the new Cycle Tracking feature will let users track menstrual cycles by inputting symptoms and notes directly from the Watch's display. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Apple’s watchOS 6 brings new apps (and various iPhone apps) to Watch," 3 June 2019 The length of the menstrual cycle varies from woman to woman, but the average is to have periods every 28 days. Kelly Gonsalves, Teen Vogue, "Why Georgia's Six Week Abortion Restriction Is a Total Ban for Many," 15 May 2019 Changes in your menstrual cycle are the hallmark indicator that your body is nearing menopause. Amy Marturana, SELF, "12 Causes of Spotting and Breakthrough Bleeding," 28 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of menstrual cycle

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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