But others view their periods as fundamental symbols of fertility and health, researchers have found. Rather than loathing their periods, women evidently carry on complex love-hate relationships with them.
Right because get horrible cramps, bloating, headaches, sore back, muscle pain and in worse situations diarrhea and nausea are the perfect fundamental symbols of health. Not to mention psychological well-being!
But let's not poo all over the menstrual cycle yet! We must consider the only key benefit to getting your period "thank god I'm not knocked up".
Then there is Ms. Chesler in the article saying how women aren't sick and don't have to control their periods.. okay, but Ms. Chesler, a lot of women are sick from their periods. A hell of a lot of women suffer horrible psychological problems around the week before and of, their period.
So really after I finished the article the only thing I read that was negative about the suppression of the menstrual cycle was that there must be health risks involved. This just seems stupid to me, because look at the health risks involved in taking ANY hormonal therapy. Everyone know that BC can cause a whole slew of problems and that if women had any other choice, they probably wouldn't take them. But guess what, we don;t! Because for some stupid reason, no decided it would be a good idea to remove the SPERM component from sex.
So really, whats the big deal with risking your health (that you've already agreed to do by taking hormonal therapy as BC method) and saving yourself a little hassle a few times a year? Because I just disagree that there are women out there, loving their period for anything more than a sigh of relief that they are without child.