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Menstruation and Premenstrual Syndrome

  • By: Lyn Michaud
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

The menstrual cycle, also called the ovarian cycle, is the cyclical repeat preparation of the human female reproductive organs for conception. Menarche (the first menstrual period) generally occurs between the ages of 11 and 15. The menstrual/ovarian cycle continues ...

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