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Science Team

This article was a collaborative effort by members of Clue’s science and content teams and was produced using leading sources in American contemporary midwifery practice.

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“I already felt ashamed of it before my period had started”

According to a recent Clue survey, 43% said they did not feel prepared or informed before their first period.

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Uterine fibroids: a common reason for irregular bleeding and pain

Fibroids are abnormal growths of muscle tissue that form in or on the walls of the uterus.

Menopause and Perimenopause

Clue declares September ‘Perimenopause Awareness Month’

A Clue survey found 70% of women and people with cycles don’t know what perimenopause is. Let’s change that.

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Basal Body Temperature (BBT): how is it used to estimate ovulation?

Your reproductive hormones have a measurable impact on your temperature.


What’s “normal”?: period length

A typical period length for someone who’s not using hormonal birth control or an IUD is 8 days or less

Diet & Exercise

Go with the flow: yoga for PMS relief

Yoga may help to ease your cramps in a few different ways.