Two periods in one month? Here’s why!

Typical menstrual cycles usually fall between 21 to 35 days. But you know what? Sometimes, our cycles can be a bit unpredictable. They might get shorter or longer, which can lead to having two periods in a single month. Now, don’t freak out just yet! Most of the time, there’s a simple reason behind it. […]

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Female Puberty

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Puberty is a huge turning point in the lives of young women—it is a time of great changes and growth. These changes don’t immediately happen all at once, and can take several months to several years. Puberty is the phase when a person starts to shift from child to adult, and for the girls at […]

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How The Menstrual Cycle Works

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The menstrual cycle is the monthly hormonal cycle a female’s body goes through in preparation for a possible pregnancy. Having regular menstrual cycles means that essential parts of your body are working fine. The menstrual cycle supplies important body chemicals (known as hormones) to keep you healthy, and prepares your body for pregnancy each month. There […]

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How do I know if I’m ovulating?

Ovulation is the process wherein the ovary releases a mature egg cell — this sets the stage for fertilization! The egg cell travels through the fallopian tube, where it can possibly meet a sperm cell. This is also why ovulation is also known as your fertile days because this is the time where pregnancy is […]

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Beyond Pregnancy Prevention: Other Benefits of Pills

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Oral contraceptive pills or “pills” contain the hormones estrogen and progestin that mimic the hormones women naturally produce. These hormones do a couple of things to ensure that pregnancy is not going to happen: they stop the ovaries from producing eggs for ovulation so that there’s no egg for the sperm to fertilize; they make […]

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Booze And Periods: How Alcohol Affects Menstruation

Anyone who gets periods would know how difficult it is to have fun during that time of the month. One way we love to enjoy the night is to have a couple of drinks with friends, right, ladies? Nothing wrong with having fun and having a few drinks, but it may have crossed your mind […]

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