Drug is first meant to stop periods

Drug is first meant to stop periods

There are 21 comments on the Kentucky.com story from May 19, 2007, titled Drug is first meant to stop periods. In it, Kentucky.com reports that:

Women seeking a simple way to avoid their menstrual period could soon have access to the first birth control pill designed to let women suppress monthly bleeding indefinitely.

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ruth

Aiken, SC

#1 May 19, 2007
how ridiculous can you get.......
cktirumalai

Washington, DC

#2 May 19, 2007
Hippocrates, the father of medicine, enunciated the first rule for doctors: "Do no harm". The same caution could be applied to pills like this one. We do not yet know what its long-term consequences might be.
Let us not forget that antibiotics have lost some of their miraculous power partly through over-use.
HaroldB

Auburn Hills, MI

#3 May 19, 2007
Steroids.
Hair implants.
Breast augmentation.
Cloned animals.
Bio-engineered corn.
Penis enlargement.
Live-forever pills.
Now this.
When are we going to stop fighting nature?

Neno

AOL

#4 May 19, 2007
Hmmm. what next? Cloning people? Um, sorry been covered. Mr. and Mrs. Roboto.
vonwahrenberger

United States

#5 May 19, 2007
When I think about the amount of research and billions of dollars that went into this, makes me wonder why cancer is such a problem. Forgive me for being a paranoid fear monger but this makes me think Eugenics made simple.

“Otter”

Since: Jan 07

New York, NY

#6 May 19, 2007
HaroldB wrote:
Steroids.
Hair implants.
Breast augmentation.
Cloned animals.
Bio-engineered corn.
Penis enlargement.
Live-forever pills.
Now this.
When are we going to stop fighting nature?
when you pry the test-tube from my cold, dead fingers - lol.
Dewhicky

Falling Waters, WV

#7 May 19, 2007
There has been quite a lot of research that shows that the fewer periods a woman has over her lifetime, the healthier she is likely to remain. Look it up.

“All power to the people.”

Since: Mar 07

San Diego, CA

#8 May 19, 2007
My girlfriend gets a Depro-Vera (sp) shot every three months. She hasn't had a period in over 2 years.
Takes about an hour for the doctors appoint with a 20 dollar co-pay. Much more convenient than taking a pill a day and probably much cheaper.
Why is this news?
BusterBrown

Auburn Hills, MI

#9 May 19, 2007
Dewhicky wrote:
There has been quite a lot of research that shows that the fewer periods a woman has over her lifetime, the healthier she is likely to remain. Look it up.
There already is a treatment for that. It's called perpetual pregnancy.
Global Warming is the sun

Labelle, FL

#10 May 19, 2007
This could help women in combat.

In addition to women who have no chance of having a baby but still are burdened with their period.

I think we should keep an open mind.
Dewhicky

Falling Waters, WV

#11 May 19, 2007
CitizenX wrote:
My girlfriend gets a Depro-Vera (sp) shot every three months. She hasn't had a period in over 2 years.
Takes about an hour for the doctors appoint with a 20 dollar co-pay. Much more convenient than taking a pill a day and probably much cheaper.
Why is this news?
It isn't really news except that the intent appears mainly to be preventing a woman from having periods. If the posters here had read the whole article, they might have gleaned the fact that there are good reasons for some women to do just that.

“All power to the people.”

Since: Mar 07

San Diego, CA

#12 May 19, 2007
Dewhicky wrote:
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It isn't really news except that the intent appears mainly to be preventing a woman from having periods. If the posters here had read the whole article, they might have gleaned the fact that there are good reasons for some women to do just that.
I guess the side effect of Depro-Vera is no period. I guess the side effect of this pill is birth control.

It's a crazy world.
Dewhicky

Falling Waters, WV

#13 May 19, 2007
CitizenX wrote:
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I guess the side effect of Depro-Vera is no period. I guess the side effect of this pill is birth control.
It's a crazy world.
That's the impression I got from the article. I can't really get wound up about the issue--what a woman and her doctor decide is not up to me. I think it's funny that some of the other posters here (not you, Citizen X) have so much free time they can spend some of it fussing about something like this, when it has no repercussions for them personally.

“All power to the people.”

Since: Mar 07

San Diego, CA

#14 May 19, 2007
Dewhicky wrote:
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have so much free time they can spend some of it fussing about something like this, when it has no repercussions for them personally.
No doubt!
Samantha

Afton, WY

#15 May 19, 2007
My daughter just got her first depo injection. On an ER visit for pelvic pain they discovered her hemoglobin was a 9!!!
If she had been an 8 they would have had to transfuse her.

She got anemic from taking camilla b/c pills and having too much "breakthrough" bleeding.

I tried the mirena IUD to not have a period, but now I am facing a hysterectomy because of it.

Sometimes it is good to mess with mother nature (ass in my daughter's case) but for me I should have left well enough alone.
Dewhicky

Falling Waters, WV

#16 May 19, 2007
BusterBrown wrote:
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There already is a treatment for that. It's called perpetual pregnancy.
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Yes, and there's a treatment for ignorance, too. Perhaps you should do some research on it.
RACKYBORDIOS1234

Philippines

#18 Jun 25, 2007
SANA WAG NA KAUNG MAG DRUG DAHIL NAKAKASAMA YAN SA INYONG KATAWAN..........
BAHALA KAU KUNG MAGPAPALOKO KAU SA DRUG FUSSING BAHALA KAU..........
UN LANG PO ANG MAPAPA U KO SA IN U
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Sheri

Gering, NE

#19 Jul 7, 2007
For those of us who suffer through a non-stop flow it is not. I have done everything like vitamin K etc.
Wathel Herness

Russellville, AR

#20 Jul 7, 2007
Sure, science will get rid of periods, but women will keep the convenient excuses that go along with being on the rag.
Incidentally, now that the tampon fund is no longer needed, wives can't say there isn't enough money to buy beer...it's budget neutral, baby. It's budget neutral.

“All power to the people.”

Since: Mar 07

San Diego, CA

#22 Aug 7, 2013
My Significant Other hasn't had a period in over 5 years.

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