"Thank you women!": Science delves into one of nature's most consistent cycles

Without the menstrual cycle "our very existence as a species would be completely altered"

Sarah Gray
September 26, 2014 6:55PM (UTC)

It arrives, like clockwork, every month (unless there are there are special circumstances): It's your period.

Women are all too familiar with this not-so-glamorous cycle of nature, but the truth is if you look at the science it's a pretty incredible thing.


And for those of you who haven't thought about this cycle since a high school health class, here's a probably much needed refresher, courtesy of AsapSCIENCE:

Hopefully the wider population -- including Apple, who didn't include a period tracker with new iPhone 6's Health Kit  -- will take note.

Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

MORE FROM Sarah Gray

Related Topics ------------------------------------------

Asapscience Life Menstrual Cycle Menstruation Ovaries Pms Science Video

Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •