What are periods?

Periods are normal occurrences for sexually-matured females. It is the body telling you that you are ready to have babies. Not that you need to have any desire to do so, but your body is telling you that you’re able to. Every month, new membrane linings form in the uterus, in preparation for a pregnancy. At some time, usually halfway through your cycle, your ovaries release an egg, called ovum. If an ovum becomes fertilized by a sperm, the mucous membrane remains. But if there’s no fertilized egg, the uterus will begin to bleed approximately 14 days after ovulation in order to rinse your body from the membranes, particles and fluids that have formed in the uterus. This takes a few days and is called a period.

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