Handout 13 - Menstruation Quiz

  1. TRUE OR FALSE: Once a girl has had her first period, she can become pregnant.
  2. TRUE OR FALSE: Before a girl has had her first period, she can become pregnant.
  3. TRUE OR FALSE: It is unhealthy for a girl to bathe or swim during her period.
  4. Can a girl play with boys after her period starts?
  5. TRUE OR FALSE: Menstruation is unclean. Is the menses blood impure? Are you impure for those days when you are menstruating?
  6. Does menstruation mean that you are hurt inside?
  7. TRUE OR FALSE: A girl can get pregnant if she has sex while she has her period.
  8. Is menses a means of punishment for being a girl?
  9. TRUE OR FALSE: Menstrual Fluid contains only blood.
  10. What is the average length of a period?
  11. What is the name for the time in the menstrual cycle when the egg is released?
  12. Which of the following can cause your period to be late?
    1. Pregnancy
    2. Changes in diet
    3. Travel
    4. Stress
    5. Excessive exercise

Menstruation Quiz: Answers

  1. True. When a girl starts having her menstrual periods, it means that her reproductive organs have begun working and that she can become pregnant. It does not mean, however, that her physical and mental condition are necessarily prepared for the birth of a child.
  2. True. Because a woman’s ovaries release an egg before the onset of her menstrual period, it is possible to get pregnant even before her first period.
  3. False. There is no reason that a woman should not participate in a specific activity because of her period, unless she has cramps or any discomfort. She must maintain hygiene.
  4. Yes. She can play, and do anything else with boys, after her period starts.
  5. False. Menstruation is related to the cycle of life. The uterus prepares itself for growth of the foetus, if and when conception takes place. When this does not occur, the soft, temporary lining of the uterus sheds which results in menstruation.
  6. False. Menstruation is related to the cycle of life. The uterus prepares itself for growth of the foetus, if and when conception takes place. When this does not occur, the soft, temporary lining of the uterus sheds which results in menstruation.
  7. True. Sometimes the other ovary releases an egg mid-cycle, so it is possible for an egg to be fertilized even during menstruation, but it is very rare.
  8. False. Menstruation is related to the cycle of life. The uterus prepares itself for growth of the foetus, if and when conception takes place. When this does not occur, the soft, temporary lining of the uterus sheds which results in menstruation.
  9. False. The menstrual fluid contains cervical mucus, vaginal secretions, mucus and cells, endometrial particles as well as blood. This mixed content is not obvious since the blood stains everything red or brown.
  10. An average period lasts two to eight days, with four to six days being the average.
  11. Ovulation. During ovulation the follicle and the ovarian surface opens over the egg, allowing it to be released into the uterus.
  12. All of the options can cause your period to be late.
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