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It’s not safe to skip your period

It actually is safe. “In fact, for some women with period pain and endometriosis, gynaecologists may recommend skipping periods regularly to minimise the pain and symptoms,” female health expert Heba Shaheed tells Be. Photo: Getty

Top 7 pill myths busted

Kristine Tarbert
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Between what the doctor tells you, the label says, and your friend reckons, all the ‘rules’ about taking the pill can get very confusing.

Thankfully, female health expert Heba Shaheed is here to help. She is the co-founder and CEO of The Pelvic Expert, a digital wellbeing platform specialising in maternal, menstrual and hormone health.

She’s also been working closely with Fitbit to help launch new female health tracking features, and has helped us bust a few common pill myths.