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Menstruation, aka having your period .  It is when blood ( a lot of it ) and tissue from your uterus comes out of your vagina. It happens to every female, every month. The  menstrual cycle basically helps your body prepare for pregnancy. Here’s how -  You have 2 ovaries and each one holds a bunch of eggs. These eggs are super tiny and cannot be seen with the naked eye. During the cycle, these eggs in your ovaries mature    and get ready to be fertilized by a sperm cell. These hormones also make the lining of your uterus thick and spongy. So, if your egg does get fertilized, it has a nice cushy place to land and start a pregnancy. This lining is made of tissue and blood, like almost everything else inside our bodies. It has lots of nutrients to help a pregnancy grow. About halfway through your menstrual cycle, your hormones tell one of your ovaries to release a mature egg — this is called  Ovulation . Most people don’t feel it when they ovulate, but some ovulation s