Menstrual Glossary A to Z


Absence of menstrual periods.

Primary amenorrhea is defined as the absence of menstruation at puberty: the menstrual cycle never starts.

Secondary amenorrhea is defined as a condition whereby a woman's menstrual period stops due to an underlying medical cause.

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