A woman can use a calendar to track her menstrual cycle by marking or circling each date of her period on the calendar, starting from the first day of the period, explains She can count her full cycle fr... More » Health Women's Health Menstruation

The modern calendar was created by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582. He introduced the calendar as an adaptation of the Julian version because the drift of Easter, which was tied to the spring equinox, was considered undesirabl... More » History Inventions

A conception calculator is a simple method of estimating the gestational age of a pregnancy by placing the date of conception at the first day of the mother's last menstrual period, explains BabyMed. It is impossible to ... More » Health Women's Health Pregnancy
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A woman can stop her menstrual cycle by taking birth control pills continuously, according to WebMD and Mayo Clinic. These types of menstrual suppression contraceptives were first approved in the United States in 2003. More » Health Women's Health Menstruation

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A woman's period may be shortened by various chemical or behavioral factors, according to The Access Project and WebMD. Chemical factors consist of substances that effect hormone levels, such as the ones in birth control... More » Health Women's Health Menstruation