Menstrual cycle basics
Understanding how menstruation works can help you understand how your own cycle works.
From your first period through to menopause, menstruation is a normal, healthy biological function that is a part of being female. At some point, most women will have questions about menstruation. When am I ovulating? Is this bleeding normal? When should I see a doctor?
This website is designed to give you up-to-date, expert information about menstruation.
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The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) is a professional health association representing a multidisciplinary membership of over 3,500 health professionals, including obstetricians, gynaecologists, family physicians, nurses, midwives, and allied health professionals, all working in the field of sexual and reproductive health. The Society’s mission is to promote excellence in the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology, and to advance the health of women at home and around the world through leadership, advocacy, collaboration, and education. The SOGC is Canada’s leading authority on sexual and reproductive health and produces national guidelines for public and medical education.