Six years of your life. Or 2,190 days. That's about how long the average woman will spend having her periods.
For some women, that's too many days, too many periods.
More women in their 20s and 30s are choosing contraception that may suppress their menstrual cycles, says Dr. Elizabeth Micks, who runs an OB-GYN clinic at the University of Washington in Seattle. "In general, I think views are changing really rapidly," Micks says. "That need to have regular periods is not just in our society anymore."