Disclaimer: Don't even think about attempting this without consulting a gynecologist first!
First off, I need to explain the concept of life history and the life history of a Homo sapien female.
Life history is a chronolgy of the biological events that occur during an organism's lifespan. These include birth, development, reproduction, death, and so forth.
Now, according to anthropologists and biologists, the life history of a human female who does not use *any* form of contraception (the so-called "natural" female) is as follows: she is born. she reaches menarche at about age 13. she is infertile for about 1.5 years (menstruation without ovulation). she marries/mates. about a year later, she gives birth. she nurses, during which time she is unable to conceive. she stops nursing after at least two years, she gets pregnant again. the cycle starts over and repeats about 7 times. she might reach menopause depending on how advanced her society is. then she dies.
Notice, in all of that, she does not have time to menstruate. and if she does not menstruate, she does not ovulate.
According to some researchers, nature intended women to NOT menstruate much as modern women do (every month for how many years? that's a lot of ovulations). No, it's not feasible for women to just keep getting pregnant, though.
Instead, what they have proposed is the postponing of ovulation by hormonal treatments. Women who want to postpone ovulations take birth-control pills, but instead of taking the inert pills (placebos), they start on a new pack of active pills.
What purpose does this serve? According to these scientists, cessation of menses can lower your risk for ovarian cancer, reduce endometriosis, alleviate PMS, lower your risk of anemia, and if it weren't reward enough, you won't have to bleed for a week.
What are the risks? Women should not stop their menses for more than 6 months at a time. The endometrial tissue (which you shed when you have your period) can mutate and become cancerous if kept in too long.
there is a counter argument that i read about a few years ago. A female anthropologist claimed that menstruation had its purpose in cleaning out the uterus, expelling bacteria and other wastes, thus maintaining a healthy body.
Anyway, I put that information up for everyone to pore over and give your thoughts on. Again, I'd like to reiterate, do NOT mess with your pills, do NOT try this without consulting your gynecologist first!
i think you're special ... and i don't mean that in a short bus kind of way