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a·men·or·rhe·a

 (ā-mĕn′ə-rē′ə)
n.
Abnormal suppression or absence of menstruation.

[a- + Greek mēn, month; see mē- in Indo-European roots + -rrhea.]

a·men′or·rhe′ic, a·men′or·rhe′al adj.

a•men•or•rhe•a

(eɪˌmɛn əˈri ə, əˌmɛn-)

n.
absence of the menses.
[1795–1805]
a•men`or•rhe′al, a•men`or•rhe′ic, adj.

amenorrhea

The abnormal absence of menstruation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amenorrhea - absence or suppression of normal menstrual flow
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
primary amenorrhea - delay of menarche beyond age 18
secondary amenorrhea - cessation of menstruation in a woman who had previously menstruated
Translations

a·men·or·rhe·a

n. amenorrea, ausencia del período menstrual.

amenorrhea

n amenorrea
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Modern methods include female sterilization, non-scalpel vasectomy, intrauterine device, injectables, implant pills, condoms, standard days method, basal body temperature, cervical mucus method, sympto-thermal method and lactational amenorrhea method while the traditional methods include rhythm, withdrawal, and folk methods.
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During exclusive breastfeeding, the pulsatile release of gonadotropin-releasing hormone and luteinizing hormone is suppressed with a corresponding suppression of the growth of ovarian follicles resulting in lactational amenorrhea and anovulation.
Defining unmet need in postpartum women encounters the problem that many are wholly or partially protected by lactational amenorrhea or postnatal abstinence and thus have a reason to postpone contraception regardless of their future childbearing wishes.
According to the PHO Family Planning Coordinator Dolores T e-elan, 260 of the new acceptors are using the Natural Family Planning - Lactational Amenorrhea Method (NFP - LAM), 85 are practicing the NFP - Cervical Mucos Method, 54 are taking in pills, 16 are using condom, and three are following the Standard Days Method.
She had conceived in Lactational Amenorrhea and so her last menstrual period was not known.
Haig said those breastfed babies who cry frequently for nighttime feedings want to extend their mothers' lactational amenorrhea or the women's bodies ability to stop conceiving as long as breastfeeding.
Jharkhand government has successfully integrated natural and modern fertility awareness methods such as SDM and Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM) of family planning into various delivery mechanisms.
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From breastfeeding advocacy, she went on to establish Pro-Life and to promote natural family planning, which included breastfeeding (technically called Lactational Amenorrhea Method) and the Billings ovulation method.
In addition, the contraceptive effect of lactation during the first 6 months of breastfeeding should be emphasized (see the sidebar on the lactational amenorrhea method [LAM] of contraception on page 38).
2000) Multicenter study of the lactational amenorrhea method (LAM) III: effectiveness, duration, and satisfaction with reduced client-provider contact.