MYTHS & TRUTHS
On average, menstrual discharge amounts to approximately 60-75ml.
Women who live or spend much time together often have their period on the same days.
Showering or bathing with very hot water during menstruation increases the flow.
Do you have a headache? Try to avoid aspirin during menstruation…it increases the flow.
For an ovum to be released, only 15 seconds are needed.
In earlier societies, menstruation was considered a very unique time period: days of cleanliness and relaxation ... nothing to do with how it affects the modern woman today!
70% of women worldwide use contraception. In some countries, however, women have no access at all to contraception.
Usually the blood you lose during menstruation is about 300ml, even if you think that a flood has arrived. Certainly there are some factors that increase the flow as the delay of the period due to hormonal reasons or taking drugs such as the "morning-after pill."
At the end of the 9th month, a pregnant woman’s womb has increased in size by approximately 50 times.
The eyes, the mouth and the vagina are the only parts of the body that are self-cleansed.
Toxic Shock Syndrome is a rare condition during which the use of very absorbent tampons causes the disproportionate growth of bacteria normally present in the vagina. The bacteria produce a toxic substance that may cause a serious shock. For this reason, it is advised to remove tampons after 4-6 hours of use, and to use napkins during the night.
The ovaries usually alternate in realizing eggs: the left ovary one month, the right ovary on the following month.
Ovulation takes place at one particular moment, once every month.
When an egg is realized, it may be fertilized within 24-36 hours.