Skip Navigation



All Health A-Z Results: 1-9 of 9 Web Pages

All About Menstruation for Girls - and Guys  External Link

This article provides teenagers of both genders with an understanding of the woman's reproductive system and what happens during the menstrual cycle.... Details >

Nemours Foundation  External Link

Amenorrhea  External Link

Amenorrhea — the absence of menstruation — can happen during puberty or later in life. Primary amenorrhea describes a condition in which you haven't had any menstrual periods by age 16. Secondary amen... Details >

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research  External Link

Bleeding and Clotting Disorders in Women

Bleeding and clotting disorders pose important problems for women because of the relationship of these disorders to reproductive issues. These problems include heavy menstrual bleeding (termed menorrh... Details >

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

Delaying your period through oral contraceptives  External Link

Menstrual manipulation refers to changing the way you take birth control pills so that you delay or stop menstruation. ... Details >

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research  External Link

Endometriosis Brochure  External Link

Also available in: French  Portugese  Spanish   External Link

Endometriosis is a puzzling hormonal and immune disease affecting girls and women in their reproductive years. This brochure overviews symptoms, possible causes, diagnosis, and treatment options, plus... Details >

Endometriosis Association  External Link

FAQ: About Menstruation and the Menstrual Cycle

Menstruation is part of the menstrual cycle (or "period"), which helps a woman's body prepare for the possibility of pregnancy each month. This page provides answers to commonly asked questions about... Details >

National Women's Health Information Center, Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Female Athlete Triad  External Link

Some girls who play sports or exercise are at risk for a problem called female athlete triad. Female athlete triad - also known as female athletic triad - is a combination of three conditions: disorde... Details >

Nemours Foundation  External Link

Menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea)   External Link

Dysmenorrhea is a dull or throbbing pain in the lower abdomen many women experience just before and during their menstrual periods. This overview discusses signs and symptoms, causes, risk factors, wh... Details >

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research  External Link

What is Endometriosis?   External Link

Also available in: Spanish   External Link

This document provides information about endometriosis, a chronic disease that affects 5 1/2 million women and girls in the USA and Canada, and millions more worldwide. It occurs when tissue like that... Details >

Endometriosis Association  External Link