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A handful of species on Earth share a seemingly mysterious trait: a menstrual cycle.
We’re one of the select few mammals on Earth that menstruate, and we also do it more than any other animal, even though it’s a waste of nutrients, and can be a physical inconvenience.
So where’s the sense in this uncommon biological process? TED-Ed describes the history and evolution of menstruation.
Lesson by TED-Ed, animation by TED-Ed.