reproductive health


Question by  acgood (47)

Why do women have periods?

I was wondering exactly what purpose they serve.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

Periods are part of the Menstral cycle. Every month a females body prepares for pregnancy by producing a linning inside the uterus that the baby would attach to, if there is no pregnancy then the body must rid itself of the limning in order to start the process over again.


Answer by  Jay46 (143)

Women have periods each month to shed the endometrium,also known as the uterine lining. This happens every month when the egg goes unfertilized.


Answer by  SashaDarkCloud (5764)

It serves to clean out your system of older egg cells and dead tissue from your uterus. Every month, an egg is released from your ovaries so that it can be fertilized. The walls of your uterus need to be healthy in order for the fertilized egg to attach and protect itself for your own immune system.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

The purpose of a period is to clear out the woman's uterus and remove unfertilized eggs each month. The blood comes from the lining of the uterus. Each month her body prepares the egg to be fertilized, when it is not a period happens.


Answer by  mamapuppy (241)

A fertilized embryo embeds itself in the lining of the uterus to start growing. If a woman does not become pregnant, the lining expels itself every month.


Answer by  Vllad45 (1886)

The period cleans the uterus of the materials it used to prepare for a possible baby; it's a result of the body's way of preparing for pregnancy.

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