Having a period is a normal, healthy part of becoming and being a woman. A period is the result of a cycle that takes place inside a girl’s body. This menstrual cycle makes it possible for women to have babies. The cycle begins with the first day of bleeding. In the middle of the cycle, ovulation occurs. This is when an egg is released and begins its journey from the ovary to the uterus.
An egg is released
The egg travels through a tube
The lining thickens
The egg and lining are shed
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