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A menstrual cycle is a natural and normal part of development. A female’s menstrual cycle is agreat way to determine how the reproductive tract and other organs of the body are functioning(Maphalala, 2018). The average age of starting menstruation is 12-13 years old and should occurevery 21-45 days (Najmabadi et al., 2020). In adolescents, it is not uncommon to haveirregularities between cycles the first several years.There are two main phases of the menstrual cycle. The postmenstrual phase and premenstrualphase. When you start menstruation or bleeding, the layer of the uterus discharges and is shedthrough the vagina (McCance & Huether, 2019). This helps prepare the uterus for the possibleimplantation of an embryo. After the period occurs, the follicular/proliferative phase follows,also known as the postmenstrual phase. During this phase, signals from the brain tell the ovariesto prepare an egg to be released. Hormones involved in this cycle consist of follicle-stimulating
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Term
Spring
Professor
manuelcevallos
Tags
progesterone, menstrual bleeding

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