menstrual suppression


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menstrual suppression

The use of reproductive hormones to lengthen the time between menstrual cycles. This application can lessen the frequency of diseases or conditions that occur perimenstrually.
See also: suppression
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The articles analysed in this study showed there to be a growing pocket of biomedics who argue menstruation to be obsolete due to changes in women's life practices and desires, and who subsequently promote the notion of menstrual suppression (Coutinho 1999; Glasier et al.
Much of the literature supporting menstrual suppression focuses on the negative aspects of menstruation in order to promote ECOC, almost by default.
Such arguments draw heavily on the neoliberal discourse of informed choice to legitimise the need to promote menstrual suppression to women.
From a safety perspective, menstrual suppression products are probably an acceptable option for most women.
The effectiveness of menstrual suppression products in terms of preventing pregnancy is very similar to regular OC pills.
Nonetheless, OC products designed for menstrual suppression are still new products that could, potentially, develop unanticipated side effects over the long-term.
By whose force or authority might menstrual suppression become the new norm?
and found that women of all ages have much to say against menstrual suppression.
Implicit in the medical model of interference in women's cycles, whether it be menstrual suppression or hormone 'replacement therapy, is the idea that women's bodies are broken and need fixing.
Until then, long-term menstrual suppression is a gamble, an experiment for convenience with unknown consequences.