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goodbye periods!

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Learn how to get rid of T.O.M (aka your Time Of Month)! Dr. Sophia Yen, CEO and Co-Founder, explains the science behind why it’s safe to skip your period.

No more cramps, migraines, mood swings, sanitary emergencies. No more periods. #PeriodsOptional.

How Do I Skip Periods?

  • It’s simple, skip the sugar pills or ring-free week and that is it!
  • Keep in mind that, the first time you try this, usually you can get up to 3 months no bleeding, then some spotting
  • To learn more, click here. Our blogs have more information & details. Say goodbye to your period. No more stained clothing, embarrassing moments or painful cramps. Yay!
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What Are The Benefits?

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

Medical conditions that could benefit from fewer/No periods:

  • Acne
  • PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)
  • Diabetes (less cycling of hormones = stable hormones = better glucose control)
  • Seizure disorder (less cycling of hormones = stable hormones = calmer state)
  • Anemias
  • Bleeding disorders
  • HIV, Hepatitis B, C (to avoid excess blood and infection risk to others)

Lifestyle

  • Lowers embarrassment
  • Decreased risk of endometrial cancer
  • Decreased risk of ovarian cancer
  • Less anemia
  • No more painful periods

Financial

  • Less $$ spent on feminine hygiene products
  • Fewer missed work/school days due to menstrual pain
  • Decrease landfill
  • True Cost of Your Period. Read here.

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FAQs

IS THERE ONLY 1 PILL THAT I CAN USE TO SKIP 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.

 

CAN I SKIP MY PERIODS USING THE PATCH?

No, because the estrogen builds up and poses a clotting risk (risk of a blood clot in lungs, brain, etc).

 

WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE?

Women’s HealthBedsiderHealthline, and Her Campus articles have more info or contact us.

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.

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