Warning: Men may find this post to be gross, too much information, or just ewwwww! So be warned gentlemen – read at your own risk. The topic: A woman’s menstrual cycle or lack-thereof.
Today’s local paper, The Morning Call, had as the feature article on page 1-A the use of oral-contraception as a way of stopping a woman’s menstruating. Now dear Readers, your blog-hostess lives in a world all her own, thus never even considered – nay…never even gave it a thought – that a woman could STOP Aunt Flo in her tracks by utilizing prescribed oral contraceptives. She, of course, has said, “Boy, I hate getting Aunt Flo. But she shall cease in due time.”,but never dear Reader, NEVER thought of using oral contraceptives in a manner NOT prescribed. Now if you, dear Reader, already knew that please don’t let me know because I already feel like a nit-wit. Well, yeah go ahead, leave a comment that says you already knew this information. I’m a nit-wit anyway. That’s certifiable. But I digress. For those who care to, the full article can be found here.
Yer blog-hostess then asked herself, “Why would someone want to do this?” A quick answer lept to mind, “Cause Aunt Flo is a major pain in the tush and a whole lot of other places!!” But it is what a woman suffers (I use the term loosely mind you) once a month because she is just that, a woman. She is the one whom God created to carry a child, the miracle of creation, in her womb for 9 months and to give birth. She is one who mirrors our Holy Lady, the Mother of God, who did the same. It is a reminder of the precious gift of life, such as we are taught in the Old Testament.
It appears that a “growing number of women are taking the path” of using contraceptives in the manner not prescribed which is 3 weeks of usage and 1 week of no usage in order to give the uterus the opporunity to shed the lining it had prepared in case the released egg was fertilized and life was created. A 22 year old hasn’t had her period since age 17 the article noted. That’s 5 blinkin’ years ladies!!!!
My next question was “How healthy can that be for the body?!” According to “most doctors,” they don’t “think suppressing menstruation is riskier than regular long-term birth control use…” Most? Don’t think? I’ve a problem with that. “Most” isn’t “all” and there is no long term study of this type of usage. It’s no riskier than long term birth control, which studies document increases the chances of breast cancer. Huh? So what would make these women risk heaven only knows what to not have a period and possibly increase their chances of some health problem in the future? I didn’t have to read very much to find out why.
The 22 year old woman quoted said that by not having her period it has “been great for her marriage, preventing monthly crankiness and improving her sex life.”
There you have it dear Readers. It’s made her marriage better. How you ask? Well, she’s not cranky. God forbid she and her husband have to learn how to be patient with one another. And her sex life has improved, which of course means so has that of her husband. Or possibly not. But nonetheless…the real reason to not have your period.
Lord have mercy!