Posts tagged "seasonale"

Period Reducing Birth Control May Not Be Creepy, But It’s Definitely Uncomfortable

I don't get lady times once a month. In fact, I don't get it ever. Due to babymaker problems that you'd prefer not to think about (trust me), I've been on a constant stream of birth control for six months so as to avoid more surgery. In short, my reproductive system doesn't function. The factory…

By: Lily Q / June 26, 2009

Debate This: Are Drugs That Get Rid Of Your Period Creepy?

With all the advances in technology and medical research, it’s about damned time someone discovered a way to minimize or eliminate that inconvenient monthly scourge we ladies call our period. Or so drugs like Seasonale and Lybrel, which advertise their ability to reduce or annihilate a monthly period (respectively) would have you believe. As anyone…

By: Lauren Gitlin / June 19, 2009

The Nookie Know-It-All: Low Tide For The Crimson Wave

"I've heard about the various birth control pills that you can take to go without your period for a few months and longer. Are they really safe and recommended?" -- Banning Aunt Flo, via email Have you seen that SNL skit (clip after the jump!), where the women are going ape sh*t because they haven't…

By: Sexpert Lindsay / May 28, 2008

Period Free: Fab or Deadly?

This morning we got a famous hoax-ish email forwarded from a friend with the following headline: “MENSTRUAL CYCLE: PLEASE READ!” Tantalizing! The author’s email concerns her sister, named Nicole, who was taking Seasonale, the birth control pill that leaves you period-less for four months. Somehow, supposedly, the pill caused a blood clot to develop i…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 4, 2007