What's the Point?
Tonight I saw a commercial for the birth control pill Seasonique. Since I have two daughters who need an exorcist once a month, I paid close attention when the girl said "only four periods a year." I heard choirs of angels singing in my head. Until her disclaimer at the end of the ad:
While you get the convenience of 4 periods a year, you’re also more likely to have bleeding or spotting between periods. This can be slight to a flow like a regular period and should decrease over time. Bleeding or spotting is a common side effect with any birth control pill, but you’re more likely to experience this with Seasonique.
For this, you get to pay extra.