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      Category : Health Centers > Reproductive System


Alternate Names : Menses, Period, Menarche

Menstruation | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

Menstruation does not need to be prevented. If a woman has her uterus removed for any of several medical reasons, she will no longer have a period.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

Menstruation lasts from puberty to menopause. After menopause, a woman ceases menstruation and can no longer become pregnant.

What are the risks to others?

Menstruation poses no risk to others. Any history of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, call for careful disposal of sanitary napkins and good hand washing.

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Menstruation: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: Terry Mason, MPH
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 07/03/01

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