Menstruation Trivia

Menstruation Trivia

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1.

How much menstrual blood does the average woman lose each month?

Less than 1 2/3 tablespoons (25 ml)
1 2/3 to 4 tablespoons (25-60 ml)
4 to 5 2/3 tablespoons (60-85 ml)
8-16 tablespoons (120-240 ml)
I don't know
2.

What is menarche?

The name of the uterine lining shed during menstruation
The period of natural cessation of a woman's menstrual period that often occurs sometime after age 45.
A woman's first menstrual period
A small hut used in many societies in which menstruating women reside until the end of their period.
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3.

Breast-feeding women usually do not menstruate.

True
False
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4.

What is the average age at which menstruation begins in North America?

10.8
12.5
13.2
14.8
15.5
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5.

What was the average age at which menstruation began in North America 100 years ago?

10.8
12.5
13.2
14.8
15.5
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6.

What does o.b. stand for?

o.b. stands for ohne binde, which in German means "without a pad".
o.b. are the initials of Odetta Berne, the woman who designed these tampons.
o.b. is an acronym for the company's name, "On Board".
o.b. means nothing at all, the letters were chosen merely for how they look.
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7.

Approximately, how many periods will the average woman have in her life?

250
480
760
1340
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8.

The first widely successful disposable pad was marketed in the U.S.A. by Kotex in what year?

1887
1921
1955
1974
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9.

Human pheremones result in what menstrual phenomenon amongst cohabiting women (in dormitories, for example)?

The cessation of menstruation (menstruation either ceases or decreases dramatically in frequency).
Menstrual synchrony (the women get their periods at the same time).
The incidence of PMS plummets.
The incidence of Toxic Shock Syndrome soars.
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10.

Women who take birth control pills are usually affected in which way?

Their periods cease all together.
They have more intense menstrual cramps.
They have heavier menstrual periods.
They have lighter periods.
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