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MYTHS & MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT MENSTRUATION

MYTH
1
Menstrual flow is dirty and unclean.
No, the menstrual blood is clean, comprising of pure blood and body tissues.

MYTH
2
The menstrual discharge consists of blood only.
No, the lining of uterus is shed together with the blood from the ruptured blood vessels of the lining.

MYTH
3
You become weak, because you lose menstrual blood.
You can remain healthy and fit even when you have your
menstrual period.

MYTH
4
Nutrition does not affect the length of time between periods.
It does. Only a healthy body can have proper interplay of hormones, which cause the menstruation.

MYTH
5
Menstrual cramps are due to cold drinks or showers or bath.
Menstrual cramps are because the uterus is contracting to shed the uterine lining and blood.

MYTH
6
If a woman crosses the menstrual discharge of another,
she could become infertile.
This is a mere superstition, because there are other organic causes of infertility.

MYTH
7
Sex during periods is harmful.
Sex is not harmful during periods, but is not advised, so as to avoid certain infections, if the partner is infected.

MYTH
8
After the first period, females have period after every 28 days.
No, it varies until a regular pattern starts, and for some
people, periods are never regular.

MYTH
9
In teenagers, missing a period means pregnancy.
No, the menstrual cycle could also be affected by stress, or illnesses.

MYTH
10
A woman loses a lot of menstrual blood during menstruation.
No, in case of normal bleeding that lasts for 5 days she loses only 2 - 4 tablespoonful of blood (25-60 cc).