Do Women Need Periods?

do women need periodsThe news that women don’t need pill-bleeds generated the headlines that “women don’t need periods,” which is dead wrong.

It’s true that women don’t need pill-bleeds because pill-bleeds are not periods anyway. But women DO need menstrual cycles, and here’s why.

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The Serious Downside to Contraceptive Implants and Injections

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The progestin drugs of implants and injections are not progesterone and so can cause side effects such as depression.

They also cause irregular “breakthrough bleeds” which are not real periods.

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The Right Way to Test Progesterone with Your Cycle

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The next time your doctor orders a progesterone test, ask yourself: “When is the right day to do this test?”

Forget “day 21 progesterone.” There’s no reason to test progesterone until you are approximately one week before your period. That will change depending on how long your cycle actually is.

Here’s what need to know about progesterone testing.

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