What Is The Menstrual Cycle? | Physiology | Biology | FuseSchool

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men are from Mars Women are from Venus

and though we may share a planet and

many other similarities our bodies

function in some majorly different ways

in this video we'll take a look at some

of those differences unique to women

women between the ages of 12 and 50

years old undergo a monthly cycle in

which their uterus prepares for

pregnancy it prepares for a fertilized

egg to settle and grow into a baby

if pregnancy does not occur the lining

breaks down and is expelled from the

uterus this is known as menstruation the

menstrual cycle usually lasts about 28

days during this period women undergo

drastic hormonal fluctuations as well as

physical discomforts such as abdominal

cramps headaches backaches and general

nausea this is led to it being

colloquially referred to as the curse