Wed 26 Sep 2007
Katherine Sutherland, an OB-GYN in Mountain View, California, knows something about terrible periods — and not just from her patients. She used to go through tampons every hour, excusing herself to go to the bathroom between appointments. Heavy bleeding made doing what she really loved –hiking — especially difficult. Truth is, she wanted her period to go away altogether. In 2003 Sutherland, then age 51, got her wish.