from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The first menstrual period, usually occurring during puberty.
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- n. The onset of menstruation; the beginning of the menstrual period. A girl's first period.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the first occurrence of menstruation in a woman
Could it be that earlier menarche is actually more normal than later menarche?
And he's right: though they can be affected by such factors as weight, physical activity, and environmental toxins, the average age of menarche is around twelve and a half, and the average age of spermarche is around fourteen.
A new study suggests that the earlier a woman reached this milestone of puberty, called menarche, the slightly faster her kids will grow.
The onset of menstruation, called menarche, happens at puberty.
AdvertisementMost girls get their first menstrual period, called menarche, between the ages of nine and 16.
Probably, mens and womens opinions on the number of kids they want is irrelevant (biologically speaking) because reproduction is a bye-product of sex, and the family size is determined mainly by female factors such as menarche, menopause, and breast feeding (which spaces-out the children) - plus infanticide/abandonment as a last resort.
It also explains the functioning of hypothalamo - pituitary - gonadal-uterine axis and phenomena such as menarche and menopause.
The manga deals with topics of importance to adolescents, especially girls, such as menarche, the growth of breasts (and the acquisition of a brassiere), new hair growth, as well as more social matters; all of these are illustrated in appropriate detail.
The January issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry has examples of two risk factors: early menarche (before the age of 11 years six months) is associated with depression in adolescence, and relationship breakdown between ages 25 and 30 (after marriage or co-habitation) is associated with depression in adulthood.
My copy will be presented to her along with all her other menarche gifties.
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