In the News

How to Delay Your Period

Women's Health

Dealing with the side effects of your period every month can be bothersome, to say the least. Fortunately, you do have the option of delaying your period or preventing it entirely. According to Suzanne Bovone, M.D., a board-certified OBGYN at Obstetrics and Gynecology of San Jose, part of Pediatrix® Medical Group, the benefit could be as simple as not bleeding during regular activities, sports or travel. If you have heavy or painful periods, delaying your cycle can also be a game-changer in alleviating symptoms, especially if your period causes you to miss work, school or social events, explained Dr. Bovone. There are several ways to do this, including oral birth control pills, vaginal rings and hormonal IUDs. Oral birth control pills work to delay ovulation and the development of the uterine lining, ultimately delaying or lessening your period, said Dr. Bovone. “The easiest way to delay your period with birth control is to skip the placebo week and continue on the active pills,” she explained.


View the full story on Women’s Health