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Destinee Carols
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So I have a couple of nursing students in my dorm and I recently overheard a conversation, where it was said that periods actually took a toll on your uterus, and that the less you had the better (not to suppress them altogether); that your uterus was not meant to have to think it was having a baby once a month, that this was detrimental to it...

Is this so? Also, is there harm in skipping bleeds? Would it be more beneficial, or at least fine, to skip the bleeds? That in relation to being on birth control, that is - where personally I'm on the 28-day pill but I recently skipped the placebos...

I've heard also that skipping the withdrawal bleed is bad. What is true?

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There is nothing wrong with getting your period every month.The uterus actually prepares itself for a possible pregnancy. When an egg is released from an ovary, a hormone(progesterone)causes the uterine lining to thicken. If the egg isn't fertilized, the uterine lining will shed, which is known as period.

There is no known scientific research that says withdrawal periods are necessary.

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