There are a lot of problems in space, and an extra one may be female menstruation! Experts from Baylor College of Medicine and King's College London examined the available options for female astronauts who try to prevent bleeding even during their ...
Most women are in tune with how frequently they get their periods, how heavy they are, and how much of an inconvenience they can be.
Free-bleeding is the practice of purposefully wearing no feminine hygiene products during one's period, and its history goes back so far it's almost impossible to trace.
But first, some background so it all makes sense: The average menstrual cycle is 28 days long (mine has been exactly 30 for the past few months, so I guess I'm a bit of a laggard in that department).
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Periods in space and on Earth are same and the microgravity causes no such issue with the flow. Earlier it was considered that due to lack of gravity in space, the blood flow would travel upwards inside the body instead of outside and cause ...
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Female astronauts who want to manipulate or stop menstrual bleeding during their time in space have sometimes turned to oral contraceptives.
Women here on Earth may think of their periods as monthly inconveniences, but consider what it's like for astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
Bobel told me that although a body of scholarship related to menstruation has been around for decades (the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research has existed since 1977), it's been considered a fringe topic. These days, though, menstruation is enjoying a ...
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Let's begin with the obvious: Every woman in the history of humanity has or had a period. Each month, her uterus sheds its lining, sending blood flowing out through her vagina (unless she's pregnant, in which case she gets a lengthy reprieve).
Though later menstrual cycle may give most women pregnancy scares, early period, however, may cause concern. Alarming as it may seem, there are several reasons as to why a women's period can sometimes arrive a week early than the expected date.
Vancouver's Downtown Eastside can be a grim place for women, with high rates of trafficking and street violence. But every other Wednesday, a group of women are learning to honour their bodies –– by reviving Indigenous teachings about periods or "moon ...
If your head starts throbbing around the first day of your period, it's probably more than just a headache: It's a menstrual migraine.
On further questioning and investigation, it transpired that the cause of her heart failure was due to her heavy menstrual bleeding. As we shall see later, one of the complications of heavy blood loss is anaemia which in turn may lead to heart failure ...
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: When a 18-year-old Vimala (name changed), an engineering student, was suffering with irregular periods, her mother, thought, something was wrong with her daughter's health.
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To investigate, a team led by Judith Lechner, PhD and Thomas Seppi, PhD (Medical University of Innsbruck, in Austria) examined whether hormone changes due to the female menstrual cycle might affect the health of kidney cells. For this purpose, urinary ...
Okay, to back up for a moment, tradition dictates that a woman is ritually “unclean” during her menstrual period and does not go to the temple or worship during those times when she is bleeding.