A period is a release of blood from a girl's uterus , out through her vagina. It is a sign that she is getting close to the end of puberty. There is a lot to learn about periods. Here are some common questions that teens have.
Now, she loves her period. So much that she likes to smear her menstrual fluids over her face to help her connect with her body. Warning: The below images do indeed show period blood, so you may not wish to scroll onwards if you are of a delicate disposition. Demetra had her first period at Throughout her teens she viewed menstruating as something disgusting and embarrassing, hiding her period from her boyfriends and often worrying about period stains. At 20 years old Demetra had a copper IUD fitted for contraceptive purposes. She began to experience painful, heavy periods that would leave her confined to her bed for the first two days of every cycle.
Period blood isn't blue. Women know this, but it's possible men don't, particularly if they've been watching feminine hygiene product commercials. For years, advertisements have demonstrated period blood stains on sanitary pads with a mysteriour blue elixir. Until now.
Having a period means that your vagina might unleash clots of blood that look nothing like the tidy little splashes of fluid you see in most tampon commercials. When you think about clots of blood, you might imagine the kind that come together when you have a cut. Your body springs into action, combining enough platelets blood cells that adhere to each other and proteins from plasma the liquid part of your blood to plug the injured blood vessel, the Mayo Clinic says. This is how clots help to stop bleeding. Blood can also clot in your veins, especially if you have risk factors like being pregnant, which causes hormone changes that increase your blood clot risk, or recent surgery, because moving less also contributes to this hazard.