Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


Malingering's period piece

LAist relies on your reader support, not paywalls.
Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today.

Wyeth received FDA approval yesterday for its continuous suppression birth control pill, Lybrel.
What does this mean?

Well, for some women it means "no more periods!!!! :)"
For others it means "no more periods?!?!?!"

Doctors and gynecologists have been recommending "menstrual suppression therapy" for years, namely for women who suffer from those horrible throbbing menstrual migraines, those bloody awful (literally) symptoms of painful and excessively heavy periods, the ups and downs of PMS (in this case men, co-workers, partners, spouses benefit as well), painful cramps (sorry Midol, you just aren't cutting it), endometriosis (monthly hell) and uterine myomas (nice little balls of uterus that make you bleed like a damn tsunami every month). It's been a godsend for some women, and now Wyeth is going to profit off of it big time.

Support for LAist comes from

More on Aunt Flo after the jump.