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A Woman's Period: Does She Even Need It?

September 12, 2015 2 min read

No matter what a woman goes to the doctor for, whether she broke something or has a headache, she will almost always be asked when the date of her last period was. There is actually no medical reason why a woman needs to menstruate each month. Some women even have hysterectomies to stop periods due to health reasons. There are also some birth control pills, such as Quartette, Seasonique, and Seasonalle that are specifically made to aid in skipping periods and are the same as other birth control pills. There are some women who wish to not have a period every month, and there is no harm in using birth control pills continuously to gain that result. B04MYK Woman holding hot water bottle over stomach Before at-home pregnancy tests were made, it made sense that a woman wanted her period to come each month. Director of the division of reproductive science and women’s health research, James Segars, stated that when women were asked what they wanted when the pill was being designed, they responded saying they wanted a period to confirm they weren’t pregnant. The birth control pill was just the beginning of women who take control, and not just when it comes to fertility, but also their period. The saying, “that time of the month” is short for period, but many women have irregular periods that can be quite unpredictable. Those who have conditions, such as endometriosis can expect their periods to remain normal with the help of birth control pills. There was a landmark study in “The New England Journal of Medicine in 2013” that had found that the hormone-releasing intra-uterine device has improved the health outcome for women who have heavy bleeding more so than the traditional type of treatments, such as hormonal birth-control pills. When women turn to a long-acting contraceptive that significantly decreases bleeding or will eliminate it completely, they will wonder about unnatural consequences. The Mirena is known as one of the most commonly used IUDs. It acts in releasing the hormones and will prevent pregnancy for five years. Some women worry that there may be a “build up” of some kind within the uterus when they don’t have a period. However, it is more likely to have a uterine build-up when not on any hormonal contraceptive. There is a risk of cancer when it comes to not having a period when you are not on any hormones and is the unchecked buildup of the uterine lining. Having a period monthly does offer reassurance but it’s not necessary. With the long-term and reversible contraceptives, the failure rate will be really low so that women can receive benefits from them. The contraceptives will prevent any pregnancies as long as taken right. They can come in the form of devices and injections, so that a pill isn’t missed. Getting rid of periods is a bonus when it comes to this. What are your thoughts on this? Do you take contraceptives to avoid a period? Source: The Atlantic Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_108834" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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