hello birth control!
Well for one, NO MORE periods. No more cramps, stained clothing, embarrassing moments, no more tampons and pads. Save money and contribute less to landfill.
Medical conditions that could benefit from fewer/No periods:
No, you can use any combined (estrogen and progesterone) birth control pill to skip periods.
It’s easier with monophasic (watch this video to learn about monophasic vs. triphasic). If the pack has 4 weeks of medications, just skip the last week of pills (which are the sugar “placebo” pills) and go right into the next pack.
Always, take active pills. If the pack has 3 weeks of pills, take all the pills and go right into the next pack.
No, because the estrogen builds up and poses a clotting risk (risk of a blood clot in lungs, brain, etc).
Take a listen to this podcast discussing the benefits of safely skipping periods with Melinda Wittstock & Pandia Health’s CEO and Co-Founder, Sophia Yen, MD.
For more information, you can also watch Dr. Yen’s TEDx Talk.