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Girls: A pill to stop periods/pregnancy until 30 watch

  • View Poll Results: Would you take the pill to stop periods/pregnancy until 30 y/o.
    Yes, I'd take it.
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    No, I wouldn't take it.
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    I would!

    I never want children, and periods are an inconvenience unlike anything else so if someone said "here is a pill, no more periods and no kids, forever" I'd take it.

    Horses for courses.
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    (Original post by losingtouch.)
    Urr.. It's called the injection. I don't have any periods and no chance of pregnancy, perfect. Plan on staying on it forever!!
    How often do you have to take it? And does it cost anything if you're under 20?
    I'm on the pill so I could skip periods, but when I skip them it screws things up for the next period.. longer week, more unpredictable etc. I sleep with my boyfriend every night, and I hate that week where we can't do stuff, and I feel insecure on the worst nights. Also spooning with all kinds of stuff down there. Ugh.
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    No, I plan to have kids before I am 25.
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    This is a hard one. It seems a long while to have the choice taken away. But not periods for ten years?! I mean, I'm not gonna start proper work till I'm nearly 23, then got to save up enough money to get married, then want to enjoy just being together for a while. So that's not that long I guess. Plus I'm not sure I want kids and if I do I'd probably rather adopt.

    On top of this I'm worried about side effects of other contraceptives, e.g. I'm on microgynon now but I think I'm gonna stop at like 25 to avoid long term stuff. So I don't know what I'd use after that.

    So I think probably I would yes. But I'm not sure lol. I'll vote yes.
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    (Original post by Katq)
    How often do you have to take it? And does it cost anything if you're under 20?
    I'm on the pill so I could skip periods, but when I skip them it screws things up for the next period.. longer week, more unpredictable etc. I sleep with my boyfriend every night, and I hate that week where we can't do stuff, and I feel insecure on the worst nights. Also spooning with all kinds of stuff down there. Ugh.
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...ive_Injections

    In the UK, prescribed contraceptives are free, and I think stuff administered by a doctor is also free. Either way, you don't have to pay for the injection. Bear in mind it's not 100% effective (nothing is except abstinence) and that for some people it doesn't stop your periods, it can even make them worse. Really depends on the person. Worth a try though I guess, although the implant does the same thing I think but can be removed if you don't like it.
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    It's a great idea, but I don't think its possible to make a pill like this.
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    (Original post by kat2pult)
    So, girls, would you take a pill that would completely stop your periods and the chance of pregnancy until you're 30 years old?

    There's no other side effects and the pill is irreversible.
    I'm a guy, but I voted a different option to sabotage your poll!

    Mwuahahahahaha!!!!!

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    (Original post by Instincts_2012)
    I'm a guy, but I voted a different option to sabotage your poll!

    Mwuahahahahaha!!!!!

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    I'm glad little things make you so happy. Presents for you must be an absolute doddle.
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    (Original post by kat2pult)
    I'm glad little things make you so happy. Presents for you must be an absolute doddle.
    WHO TOLD YOU THAT?!?!?!? :eek::eek:
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    Yes, absolutely! If such a thing existed in real life I would demand it, and pay whatever it cost (as long as I physically had enough money, obviously).
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    Nope. I want my kids before I'm 30
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    I'd think about it.

    If it lasted until I was about 25, then I definitely would take it.
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    No I wouldn't, because there's no guarantee that I'll be fertile enough once I come off the pill - and a woman's fertility starts to decrease at 30, so it's an even bigger risk to put it off until that age.

    I have no idea if I want children, I don't have a maternal instinct and don't know how to interact with kids, but I wouldn't do anything permanent to my fertility just in case I suddenly meet someone I want to have children with!
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    (Original post by Katq)
    How often do you have to take it? And does it cost anything if you're under 20?
    I'm on the pill so I could skip periods, but when I skip them it screws things up for the next period.. longer week, more unpredictable etc. I sleep with my boyfriend every night, and I hate that week where we can't do stuff, and I feel insecure on the worst nights. Also spooning with all kinds of stuff down there. Ugh.
    Every 4 weeks. I'm 18 and I don't pay anything. Been on it since I was 16.
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    (Original post by kpwxx)
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...ive_Injections

    In the UK, prescribed contraceptives are free, and I think stuff administered by a doctor is also free. Either way, you don't have to pay for the injection. Bear in mind it's not 100% effective (nothing is except abstinence) and that for some people it doesn't stop your periods, it can even make them worse. Really depends on the person. Worth a try though I guess, although the implant does the same thing I think but can be removed if you don't like it.
    (Original post by losingtouch.)
    Every 4 weeks. I'm 18 and I don't pay anything. Been on it since I was 16.

    Thanks both I'll look into it, I guess it's just still that fear of the unknown.. Not a big fan of needles
 
 
 
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