Menstrual suppression (extended cycle)
Menstrual suppression or purposefully delaying your menstrual cycle is safe and effective, especially for those who have heavy periods or migraines related to their period. Some pill packs already come in a 91 day regime, i.e., Seasonale and Seasonique. These can be very expensive. Certain monthly (28 day) pill packs, the Ortho Evra Patch, and the NuvaRing can also be used if you desire menstrual suppression. Please make an appointment or contact your clinician for further instructions on how to use this method and to ensure that you are on the correct type of birth control pill.