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Period News December 2019 • Scientists have developed a new, non-hormonal method of controlling periods. The new method, called transdermal thermoregulation (TT), uses a special patch placed on the upper arm to regulate the body’s internal temperature and thus control menstrual cycles without the need for hormones. The method is still in its early stages of development, but could potentially revolutionize the field of contraception. • A new study found that women who take the pill have a lower risk of developing certain types of cancer, including ovarian, endometrial, and colorectal. The study also found that the pill may reduce the risk of other types of cancer, such as breast and cervical cancer. The findings suggest that taking the pill may have long-term health benefits for women. • The results of a recent survey show that nearly half of women in the United Kingdom experience period poverty, meaning they cannot afford essential period products. The survey found that 44% of women aged 16-24 had struggled to buy period products in the last year, and 18% had gone without them at some point. The findings highlight the need for more affordable period products and greater access to period education. Articles