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Menstrual Suppression (Manipulating Menstruation with Hormonal Contraception)

Question:

I’ve been reading and hearing about it—I wonder if you think I should try to get rid of my period by taking the Pill every day? Does it work? Is it safe?

Should I stop checking my own breasts?

Question:

I'm confused! For years I've been told to check my breasts each month. Recently, some cancer specialist on the news said I shouldn't bother. What's going on?

Topic:
Breast cancer

Spotting Before Periods

Question:

I’m a 36-year old woman and basically healthy but I keep having spotting before my flow. Is the Pill my only option?

Why am I no longer interested?

Question:

I'm healthy, young and in a good, loving relationship. How come I'm not interested in sex any more?

Blood Clots and the Birth Control Patch

Question:

I'm almost 35, a little overweight and worried about taking the Pill because of blood clots. My doctor suggested the birth control 'patch'. Is that safer?

What does a "regular cycle" mean?

Question:

After being part of the Menstruation and Ovulation study I got to thinking - what does it mean to have a regular cycle?

Life Phase:
Adolescence, Premenopause

When should I have sex to get pregnant?

Question:

Can you get pregnant if you engage in sexual activity a week before your next period?

PCOS (AAE) and Insulin Resistance

Question:

I was diagnosed with PCOS and put on Diane 35. Even though I'm exercising I'm still gaining weight. What do I do?

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Enrolment complete: Perimenopausal Hot Flush Study

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