The FDA has just approved a new type of birth control pill that totally eliminates your period, according to the WSJ. Trouble is, that idea freaks some consumers out. According to the WSJ Health Blog about half of women polled “agreed with the statement that their period comforts them because ‘it lets me know I am not pregnant.'” Poppycock, we say! Buy a pregnancy test.
It should also be noted in this completely biased and nonobjective post that the period you have when you’re using birth control isn’t a “real” period, it’s just bleeding caused by withdrawal .
Periods suck, bring on the pharmaceuticals. Better living through science.—MEGHANN MARCO
Daily Birth-Control Pill Could Change Monthly Cycle [WSJ Health Blog]