More on Military Menses
Speaking of menstrual periods and the Army, from an illuminating study on the attitudes and knowledge of Pill use for period control among military women:
- 86% desired temporary period suppression during field training
- 83% wanted period suppression during deployments
- 54% didn't know that the Pill can be used to suppress the [fake] period
- only 7% have used period control during deployment
The study concludes:
Although a significant number of soldiers desire OCP-induced amenorrhea [Oral Contraceptive Pill-induced cessation of bleeding], a large deficit in knowledge exists. Routine education as an Army-wide standard is warranted.
As soon as the book is finished (final draft corrections due in two days!) I'm ready to start teaching soldiers about menstrual management. Now if I can only get those Marines to stop giggling.