menstrual period


: the time when a woman menstruates each month

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Recent Examples on the Web Special to the Courier Journal Menopause is the time of life when menstrual cycles end, and the diagnosis is made after twelve months without a menstrual period. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 1 Sep. 2023 That occurs at about six weeks of gestation — measured as six weeks after a woman's last menstrual period began. USA TODAY, 12 July 2023 The earliest a test can detect the hormone in urine is about the six days before the day of the menstrual period that would be missed, says Mary Jane Minkin, MD, a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive sciences at Yale School of Medicine. Korin Miller, Women's Health, 11 Aug. 2023 The most restrictive was a ban on doctors performing abortions about six weeks after someone's last menstrual period. Jessie Balmert, USA TODAY, 9 Aug. 2023 Menstruation: The most common method of estimation is based on the first day of your last menstrual period. Nancy Gottesman, Parents, 14 July 2023 Under current Iowa law, abortions are allowed up to 20 weeks after conception or 22 weeks after the last menstrual period. Catherine Garcia, The Week, 11 July 2023 About 80% of U.S. women experience hot flashes during the menopausal transition, and the symptoms can last for a decade after their last menstrual period. Claire Bugos, Verywell Health, 17 May 2023 Menopause is the time that marks the end of a woman's reproductive years, or twelve months without a menstrual period. Vanessa Etienne, Peoplemag, 15 May 2023 See More

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“Menstrual period.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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