Q: as a female am I allowed to skip my menses so I can fast the entire month of ramadaan for maximum reward? This can be done by me using a pill to stop my period. Would this be even allowed? (email)
A: Allah (SWT) has created each gender uniquely; He has given what may be perceived as a strength and weakness to each gender. Both genders would be given great rewards in relation to their effort.
Sacrifice in the case of woman would demand that she let go of fasting, certain hajj rituals as well as prayers whilst she is on her menses. There are compensations that apply where appropriate for a woman in menses wherever appropriate. Doing as religion demands in a natural (healthy) manner would be more rewarding. For our bodies also have a right over us 9hadith paraphrased.) Instead of combating human nature, merely excuse yourself from this Ibadah (fasting) and take on something else in the in-trim of your menses. For example, zikr, listening to beneficial speeches and sharing it to loved ones, reading a good book on the sunnah/sahaba, etc. Later on, merely do a makeup for the given missed fast.
Although it is permissible to take this pill to stop your menses, it is something we do not recommend due to the possible adverse health consequences. Taking such a pill would not invalidate your fast.
Wishing you a spiritually blessed Ramadan, we also request your prayers.
Allah Certainly Knows Best.