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Why Do People Have Periods When Most Mammals Don’t?

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Why Do People Have Periods When Most Mammals Don't?

Few mammals actually get periods every month, or even at all, but why? Understanding what menstruation really is and why it happens could help ease symptoms & treat conditions that stem from the reproductive system.

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