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Menstruation myths

The five most common myths about your period debunked. 1. Menstrual blood is dirty. 2. You lose lots of blood. 3. You're definitely pregnant if you miss a period. 4. It's unhealthy to have sex during your period. 5. You can't get pregnant if you've got your period.
  • Getting your period means that roughly once a month, blood runs out of the vagina. This lasts for about four to seven days.
  • Most girls begin menstruating some time between the ages of 11 and 16. Your period can be delayed because of stress, regular heavy exercise, or illness.

Myth 1 - Menstrual blood is dirty

So having your period means that you’re unclean.

Fact
The menstrual blood you see leaving your body is normal. It's coming from your uterus lining, as it sheds.

Getting your period is part of a bigger process that gets your body ready for pregnancy - not your body rejecting 'bad blood' or 'impurities'. There’s nothing dirty about menstruation.

So there is no medical reason why you can’t go to school, religious ceremonies, or exercise. In fact, getting your period regularly is a sign that you’re a healthy young person.

Myth 2 – You lose a lot of blood

Fact
It may feel and look like a lot, but usually it's not.

Most women lose between two and six tablespoons of blood each time they get their period. The rest of what you see is shedding from other tissues that make up your uterus lining.

Myth 3 – You're pregnant if you miss a period

Fact
It usually takes teenagers a few years before their periods come regularly. So missing your period could be normal. It doesn’t necessarily mean you’re pregnant.

Of course if you've had unprotected sex and you don't get your period, you could be pregnant. Then it's a good idea to do a pregnancy test.

Myth 4 – It's unhealthy to have sex during your period

Fact
There’s no medical reason that having sex during your period should be bad for your health. Of course, you can still get a sexually transmitted disease if you have unprotected sex during your period.

Myth 5 – You can’t get pregnant if you've got your period

Fact
True, it’s less likely that you'll get pregnant if you have sex when you've got your period. But it doesn’t guarantee it. Menstruating is a sign that your uterus lining is shedding, but it doesn't definitely mean there's not an egg ready and waiting for the sperm.

Comments

Aunti mujhe ye janana h ki mc ke time pooja kab tak nhi karani chahiye ..kya jaruri h ki 5-6 dinjab tak mc chalu rahata h tab tak pooja na kiya jay aur na hi kisi mandir me ja sakate h pure one week tak ...plz mujhe isake bare me bataye..

swati,ye kewal ek myth hai ki mc k douran pooja na karo.aap khud socho ki jab bhrshtachar karke ,bade se bada apradh karke bhi koi pooja kar sakta hai to mc to ek sharirik prkriya hai. bas saf safai ka vishesh dhyan rakhna chahiye aor kuchh nahi.

Shadi ko 2 mnths ho gye hai.. Or mere period phle 40-50 days ke gap mai hote the... Lkn last 4 mnths se tym pr ho rhe the.... Jbki iss baar kaala ganda Sa khoon aa rha hai vo b dust ke sath.... Iss problem ko 3 days ho chuke hai.. Or hm pre caution use b krte hai.... Plz help me ki ye kya problem ho skti h

Relax Rashi Beta! Ghabraye mat, Aap sabse pehele ek panjikrit doctor k pass jayen aur unse salah le. Woh hi apko sahi salah de sakte hain. Phir age unke hisab se hi badhein. Yadi aap is mudde par humse aur gehri charcha mein judna chahte hain toh hamare discussion board “Just Poocho” mein zaroor shamil hon! https://lovematters.in/en/forum
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Sun, 05/07/2017 - 11:10

M ye janana h ki jb koi girl periods ke tym pr sex krre to kya vo pregnant ho skti hai nd agr ho skti h to firuske symptoms kya h

Period ke DAURAAN? Tab toh pregnant hone ka chance na ke barabar hai beta.Phir bhi kisi bhi risk ya sankraman se bachne ke liye condom ka istemaal anivarya hai. https://lovematters.in/hi/resource/faqs-period https://lovematters.in/hi/news/sex-during-my-period-do-i-need-contraception Yadi aap is mudde par humse aur gehri charcha mein judna chahte hain toh hamare discussion board “Just Poocho” mein zaroor shamil hon! https://lovematters.in/en/forum
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