I actually do see where you're coming from. I was on the combined pill from my early teens and chose to just have one period every 3 months, then spent a bit of time travelling and the antimalarials stopped the absorption so I got surprise periods again! Then a number of years period-less on the POP. We're ttc and I'm now having the first "proper" periods I've had in years - they're bloody grim!! I certainly intend to go back on POP asap. I imagine there will always be people who don't want hormonal contraception though
“I opt for a contraceptive which means I have no periods. Haven't had once since my youngest child was born 10 years ago. Why wouldn't you?”
Because messing around with our hormones is strange. It can’t be good for us. We are meant to have periods! (Admittedly not as many as modern women do, as we spend so little time pregnant, but still...)
My best friend is on the mini pill and never gives herself a break so never gets a period. When I was on the implant I used to test every two months because to me no period = a possibility of being pregnant.
Periods will never be a thing of the past but it seems more and more common that women are opting out of having theirs and I do wonder if it’s beneficial or not.
I still have periods! I’m sure somebody more intelligent than me will come along and explain that I’m an idiot, but I don’t think it can really be good for you to fiddle around with hormones so you don’t have a period every month.
I have yet to try a form of contraception that stopped my periods entirely. They don't in about 15% of users. Some people have horrendous problems with bleeding on Depo, for example. I had a Mirena and never stopped bleeding for 10 months, not once, even when they gave me a pill to stop it.