Originally Posted By: MDinana

Something else to consider for women - birth control pills. You don't HAVE to have a period every month. If you're already on some form of pill, why not stash a pack or 2 in your BOB. Skip the last week's sugar pills and start the next pack. You can do several months like this before really needing to take a break.

Something to keep in mind if you're planning to use birth control pills, especially if you'd only use them for an emergency, is that all pills are different and some women don't tolerate them well. The ones I've tried give me terrible headaches, for instance.
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