Hi @anonybee726: Oldtimer here. I popped in cause I read the title of your post.
YES the Pill for sure will allow you to have some control over when you have / get your period. By either skipping the “sugar pills” or by taking fewer of them.
Lol, this is an OLD trick that women first discovered back in the 1970s, and certainly one that I myself prescribed to many a time.
When my first Hubby and I were Dating / Newlyweds (BEFORE Kids), I’d readjust things so my periods never upset any of our planned events (like Vacations, Camping Trips and the like) for years I had my period set to arrive on a Monday Morning, and be gone by Friday… used to call it the “Work Week”… and in that way, every weekend was ours to enjoy.
Nowadays there are actually BC Pills that are designed so women have fewer periods per year.
And there are definitely women who are happy with them
BUT there are also women who are choosing to self-manipulate to excess (some of my daughter’s friends do this), in that they think there is no issue with literally NEVER having a period.
It is tempting, but I wouldn’t go that route.
You should always speak with your Doctor (the person who knows you / monitors you and your health) about such things, and the proper use for the type of BC you are choosing to use.
As someone over 50, I cannot tell you how many times I’ve seen something in my lifetime marketed to women as “a good idea / thing” when in fact a whole lot of research that spans decades hasn’t been done, so the side effects are not well known.
Our bodies, and our reproduction is pretty fragile things in reality… you don’t want to take too many risks doing stuff that could effect you long term … be that your ability to conceive, carry a pregnancy, have a healthy child, or even so much as have a long and healthy life.
(Part of the reason, most women opt to get off of chemical BC at some point in time)
Our bodies are meant to have periods… there is nothing wrong with telling them when you’d like that to happen… but not having one at all, probably isn’t the greatest of ideas for long term health.
Just my opinion.