Birth controls that have less periods or no period at all. I feel I have been on it so long it may be harming my body?
What are some of the safest most effective birth controls?
Added 5 Aug 2013:
I just recently had the implanon taken out of my arm and don't know what birth control to use now. I just want something as safe as possible I guess and I am used to not having a period but about every two months or so and very light usually. I know it's natural and women are suppose to have one but I just don't want to start having a really heavy period all of the sudden after not being used to it for a long time. Before I had the implanon put in I had been pregnant and then breasted my son until he was 1 and a 1/2 yrs. so I didn't haver period.
A woman doesnt HAVE to have a period. Birth control methods like Implanon and Depo Provera are safe, even if the woman doesnt have a period. It is because these kinds of hormones slow the build up of uterine lining. If there is no lining built up by hormones, there is nothing to shed. Birth control pills stop ovulation but they dont stop the build up of the uterine lining so women have to have a week off hormones (therefore the week skipping pills or the week of inert pills) so she has a hormone withdrawal bleed and she can shed the built up lining. It is surprising that you didnt have a period while breast feeding. It is a wives tale that pregnancy is not possible while breastfeeding. Most women's cycle returns in a few months after delivery even if she is breastfeeding. I breast fed my oldest full time until he was nearly three and my periods started back the next month or two after delivery. Even if you are not getting a period during breastfeeding, it doesnt mean you are not fertile and not ovulating. A woman can ovulate and not get her period. So to answer your question, all birth control methods have side effects and none are 100% effective. They are all relatively "safe" or they wouldnt be on the market. You just need to choose a method that has the least amount of side effects for you and the one most convenient to your lifestyle.
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