What is the period

What is the period

Period is the blood that comes out from the uterus, almost every month through the vagina. More specifically…

Women even before their birth, have millions of eggs in both ovaries. In puberty the number of eggs is about 400.000 but from these only 400 follicles mature and ovulate during her life. The mature eggs will start to be released during puberty when the monthly cycle begins and will end with menopause. The release of the egg (usually one) in each cycle, from one of the two ovaries is called ovulation.

The endometrium, a sheath that covers the inside of the uterus, prepares itself each month ( by fattening and enriching with nutrients) to accept the fetus development. If no egg is fertilized, the sheath will be discharged, with some blood, to restart the endometrial development process for the next menses.

This process will be repeated every month and it might seem uncomfortable, but it is extremely important!

In collaboration with Dr Olga. E. Bikou, Obstetrician-Surgeon-Gynaecologist

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