Menstrual Cycle Health

Natural Contraception for Women With Irregular Cycles: Navigating Challenges

If you’re dealing with irregular menstrual cycles, predicting your fertile windows can be difficult. It may even put you off the idea of trying natural birth control methods. However, there are ways to navigate these challenges effectively. Fertility awareness methods (FAM) can be effective for women with irregular cycles. In fact, in some aspects, they …

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Unravelling the Connection Between Menstrual Cycle and Autoimmune Conditions

The menstrual cycle is a beautiful, complex process that influences hormonal levels and leads to physiological changes in menstruators. Menstrual cycle signs and symptoms like headaches, cramps, fatigue, bloating, pain, and mood swings for some can be bothersome, yet are great signs that something else is going on. Menstruators who also have autoimmune imbalances like …

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Aligning Exercise With Your Menstrual Cycle for Peak Performance

For individuals who menstruate, it is crucial to understand the interplay between the menstrual cycle, movement, and exercise. Helping menstruators optimise and get the most from their fitness routines is crucial, as the menstrual cycle can significantly influence energy levels, performance, and recovery. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the menstrual cycle, exploring …

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Menstrual Cycle and Libido: Exploring the Connection Between Hormones and Sexuality

During the menstrual cycle, menstruators experience hormonal fluctuations that can influence different aspects of their health. One notable area affected by these changes is sexual desire. Hormones, particularly oestrogen and progesterone, shift throughout the cycle, often altering mood, physical comfort levels, and libido. The cyclical nature of these hormones means that, at certain times in …

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Decoding the Menstrual Cycle: A Comprehensive Guide for Menstruators

The menstrual cycle is a complex biological process affecting menstruators worldwide. The World Bank notes that on a typical day, over 300 million women are having their period, experiencing this every cycle for between three to five days for a healthy menstruation. Despite being a completely natural occurrence, menstruation is frequently shrouded with  stigma. This …

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Fertility Awareness 101: Using Your Menstrual Cycle as a Tool for Family Planning

Understanding your menstrual cycle can help you achieve your family planning goals, be that either conceive or avoid conception. Through observation and tracking the changes in your body, you can gather important information about your fertility. In this article, we will introduce you to the concept of fertility awareness, explain how to monitor your cycle, …

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Cervical Mucus and Natural Contraception: What You Need to Know

Cervical mucus plays a big role in natural contraception, a method many people use to prevent pregnancy. Our bodies produce cervical mucus in the cervix. It’s texture and amount change during the menstrual cycle due to hormonal fluctuations. Right before ovulation, cervical mucus becomes clear and stretchy, similar to egg whites. This change helps sperm …

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