To skip or not to skip?

Updated: Jul 25, 2019

By Courtney Snavely

Bleeding is natural and there’s something horribly wrong with my body if I skip a period, right? Not necessarily.

I have an IUD and I stopped getting my period within the first few months. I would tell friends and family this and a lot of them asked me, “aren’t you worried it’s unnatural to stop getting your period? I feel like that has to have an effect on your eventual fertility?”

Was this true? We consulted the experts. Dr. Sophia Yen is the CEO of