Why Menstruation Remains A Medical Mystery


It’s still a bit of a mystery why women menstruate. Humans are among the few species in which the process occurs, and although researchers have ideas about why menstruation happens, there are many unknowns.

But a better understanding of the hows and whys of menstruation is needed, researchers say. This is especially true because menstrual problems, which affect 20 to 30 percent of women, can rob women of their ability to go about their normal lives for a week out of every month.

“There’s so much we don’t understand about why this repeated event of shedding and repair happens,” said Dr. Hilary Critchley, an ob-gyn and reproductive health researcher at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. “It’s so crucial for the reproduction of our species. But it’s not a popular topic to study. There’s a big to-do around talking about problems that people don’t see.”

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Source Credits: Karen Rowan in Live Science

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