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Menstrual bleeding is caused by the shedding of the lining of the uterus. The hormonal medication (progestin) contained in these treatments can be used to safely stop periods by keeping the lining of the uterus thin and healthy. It can take 3-6 months for bleeding to be suppressed and some people may need to try several different options before they find the one that works best for them.
It is safe to use menstrual suppression at the same time as gender-affirming testosterone therapy.
There are many different options for menstrual suppression, including: