New medications target menstrual suppression for healthy women and girls : “Menstruation is not a disease” say leading researchers

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Resource Language: 
English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Society for Menstrual Cycle Research
Edition: 
Vol. 10, N. 1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses the recent approvals of extended use hormonal contraceptive medications that induce menstrual suppression in healthy women and girls (Lybrel, Seasonale and Seasonique), and issues a cautious and critical position statement on the new "cycle-stopping" contraception.