8 period myths we need to set straight for our health

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Women have been accused of being “hormonal” for a long time, but news flash: Everyone has hormones, and nobody likes them to be messed with. Even men. Photo: Pexels


(Christal Yuen/ Healthline) — We get it. Details of blood can make anyone shy.

Remember when we got the infamous talk about sex, hair, odor, and other bodily changes that signaled puberty is coming?

I was in middle school when the conversation turned to ladies and their menstrual cycles. Somehow, one of the boys in our group thought that women were always on their periods. As in, we bled forever. Yeah, no.

Here are eight myths people need to get straight — as in, forget.

First of all, it’s important to understand that a woman’s menstrual cycle is not the same as her period. The actual time that a woman bleeds is known as menstruation, but her menstrual cycle is the entire time from one period starting to the next.

Although it’s widely circulated that a woman’s menstrual cycle lasts 28 days, that’s only an average number. (…)

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