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Multilingual Demographic Dictionary, second unified edition, English volume

Reproductive period

Multilingual Demographic Dictionary, second unified edition, English vol.
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Reproductive period  (REPRODUCTIVE period)

The reproductive period 1 (or in women the childbearing period 1) begins at puberty 2. Menstruation 3 — the appearance of the periods 4 or menses 4 in women — also begins at puberty. The first period is called the menarche 5 and menstruation ceases with the menopause 6, which is also sometimes called the climacteric 6. In practice, the reproductive period is often made to start, by convention, at 15 years or at the minimum age at marriage (504-1) and, for some, to end at 45 or 50 year. The temporary absence of menstruation, be it normal or pathological, is called amenorrhea 7. Pregnancy amenorrhea 8 occurs after a conception, and post-partum amenorrhea 9 after a confinement.

  • 1. The terms reproductive ages or fecund ages are also used.
  • 3. Menstruation, n. - menstruate, v. - menstrual, adj.
  • 6. Menopause, n. - menopausal, adj. The expression change of life is used as a synonym for menopause in colloquial language.