Menstruation in Girls and Adolescence: Using the Menstrual Cycle as a Vital Sign

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Should menstruation be viewed as a vital sign like someone’s pulse or blood pressure? The menstrual cycle can be an important indicator of health, particularly in young people, but is often ignored by healthcare providers.

https://www.acog.org/clinical/clinical-guidance/committee-opinion/articles/2015/12/menstruation-in-girls-and-adolescents-using-the-menstrual-cycle-as-a-vital-sign