Table of Contents
Most if not all women all over the world have at some point or another wished they could skip or stop their period. Some would like to stop it permanently, and so begins the countdown to the onset of menopause. There are numerous reasons why women want to stop their period. For some it is because it interferes with their sexual relationship, or because they have a special trip away or a sports event where having your period is a hindrance. Others simply want a break from the symptoms they have when they have their period, especially if they suffer from terrible pain or very heavy bleeding.
There have been many old wives tales tossed about for decades on how to stop your period. Unfortunately, most of these are completely ineffective, and in some cases can even be harmful to your health. Even in medicine there are not a lot of ways to stop your period, and there are generally only effective for stopping it temporarily.
Contraception To Stop Your Periods
The safest and most effective way to temporarily stop your period is by using contraceptives. There are different methods of delivering contraception, including oral tablets, injections, patches and implants. The easiest is the oral tablet form, which contains hormones to inhibit ovulation and fertilization.
Planning in advance of when you want your period to be stopped is necessary so that you don’t break the cycle of the tablets.
Some forms of contraception can actually cause your period to stop, or at least lighten significantly to the point where it is barely noticeable. However, as your doctor will inform you, long term taking of these contraceptives can have medical implications, with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, headaches, and an imbalance of certain hormones.
Using The Softcup
The Softcup is a flexible device that is designed to sit in front of the cervix and collect the blood. Although this doesn't stop the period, it does prevent it from flowing out of the vagina, therefore you can still have sex, go swimming, or undertake any other activity that can be hindered by a period. It doesn't however prevent pregnancy, so it is not to be used as a contraceptive device. It can be worn for up to 12 hours maximum, and it can be reused. The main advantage is that it doesn't have any side effects that can impact your health, because there is no hormone or medication involved.