There is a trend today to convince women they no longer need to endure the inconvenience and unpleasantness of their monthly menstrual period, and some hormonal birth control medications allow the periods to be skipped. The truth is that these hormonal medications are designed, not to heal, but to shut down a major system of the body – the reproductive system – too often for nothing more than convenience.
In this video lesson from CCL’s Natural Family Planning class, Jack Burnham, M.D. provides an overview of the delicate hormonal interplay that is designed to take place in a healthy woman’s body each month.
(Note: The video contains medical illustrations of both male and female anatomy.)