Originally Posted by Martha
Since this is a pointless thread. . . .
I read* (IIRC in the WSJ) that a birth control pill coming on the market soon will be a pill you take every day, so no more periods
In fact, the few days off for current birth control pills was never necessary, it was just to get women to think that the pill didn't really interfer with their normal cycles.* Turns out that they didn't tell us that the bleeding on the days off was withdrawl from pill bleeding, not the natural shedding of the uterus lining.*
EDIT:* It looks like you are stuck with 4 a year:* http://www.cnn.com/2003/HEALTH/09/04/new.birth.control/
Actually from what I understand the new pill is just a marketing gimic. You can keep taking the old pills and just skip the 7 fake ones. I did this for years. (With doctor's approval, of course!)