When you’re used to having your period once a month as well as everything that comes along with it, like stomach cramps, bloating and feeling mostly uncomfortable, it can be hard to think of a life without them.
But many women who use the pill as contraception will know it has another benefit; the ability to skip your period or forgo having them altogether.
There’s no doubt the choice not to have your period can come in handy - like when you're going on holiday, and decide not to pack your period with you.
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It might not even be an event in particular - it could just be as simple as not wanting to deal with mood swings or running to the office bathroom to change your pad or tampon that week.
Other forms of contraception aside from the pill can impact your period too. For example, Implanon is a contraceptive implant that is inserted under the skin in your upper arm. It can make your period less painful, and many who use it have little to no vaginal bleeding.