Many women may want to skip their periods using birth control for a number of reasons, such as travel, a busy week, painful menstruation, etc.
The National Women’s Health Network supports women who are interested in decreasing the frequency of their periods (menstrual cycle) or even stopping their periods entirely. This practice is called “menstrual suppression.”
What woman hasn’t at least occasionally wished she could avoid having her period? For decades some women have taken their traditional birth control pills on a non-traditional schedule in order to manipulate the timing of their periods.