The National Menstruation Suppression Debate

The National Menstruation Suppression Debate

Menstruation suppression is becoming more common as more doctors tell their patients it's ok to skip your period. Doctors are just beginning to study the short-term effects of menstruation suppression on women's health. There is a pill now on the market in the US designed to help women suppress their period. Prescriptions for the drug are skyrocketing — and so are the sales. In fact, some wonder what exactly is driving it — medicine or the marketplace. The physiological, cultural and psychological debate is explored in this candid documentary.

  • 2005
  • 00:18:23
  • 15-17
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