The menstrual cycle: a biological marker of general health in adolescents.

@article{Popat2008TheMC,
  title={The menstrual cycle: a biological marker of general health in adolescents.},
  author={Vaishali B. Popat and Tamara Prodanov and Karim Anton Calis and Lawrence M. Nelson},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={1135},
  pages={
          43-51
        }
}
Menstruation is the cyclic, orderly sloughing of the uterine lining on account of the interactions of hormones produced by the hypothalamus, pituitary, and ovaries. There is a tendency among parents and clinicians to view oligo-amenorrhea as a normal variant in the teen years. In fact, the 95th percentile for the time interval between cycles is 90 days. Thus, it is abnormal for an adolescent to be amenorrheic for greater than 3 months, even in the early gynecologic years. Identification of… CONTINUE READING

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