I'd start by consulting your doctor.
You have a lot of options, but since you've never used birth control, you need to become familiar with the basics (method advantages/disadvantages, regimens used for period control, etc.). This helps you pick the method that best fits your needs.
I'd read Take Control of Your Period, by Diana Kroi MD, and talk to my Ob/Gyn.
To give you an idea: You use a Birth Control method with hormones, like the pill, patch, or the vaginal ring, on a period control regimen. These methods allow you to actively control the frequency of the fake period (withdrawal bleeding). Or, you can use a method like the shot, the implant, or the hormone-releasing intrauterine device (IUD) to passively delay your period.
For example, with the pill, instead of taking 3 weeks of active pills (pills with hormones), followed by one week of placebo pills ("sugar" pills), you take the active pills for 6 weeks, followed by one week off. Or, with the vaginal ring, instead of 3 weeks with the ring, followed by one week without, you leave it in for 4 weeks, change it for a new one at the end of the month, and repeat for two more months. After the third month, you leave the ring out for one week.
Taking one BCP is not likely to effect your cycle.
Yes it does it regulates it an it is supposed to reduce PMS.
If you want to delay your menstral cycle, you should get pregnant.
yeah you can!
The menstrual cycle is the reproductive cycle, unless a woman is pregnant or on hormonal birth control then during her reproductive years she is always in her menstrual cycle. A woman can have sex at any point in her menstrual cycle as long as she uses birth control.
A normal menstrual cycle - especially if you are on birth control pills.
The average menstrual cycle length is 28 days - but everyone is different. As a note while on birth control pills you don't have a menstrual cycle, the pill works by suppressing your menstrual cycles so you no longer ovulate.
Birth control pills will help regulate the menstrual cycle.
Yes. When you start taking birth control pills, your menstrual cycle will usually change. It will become lighter and less irregular. But when you start the pill, your menstrual cycle has to get use to the changes, and will start your cycle early because it will now be different because of the birth control pills. Your periods might be irregular the first couple of times after starting the pill
You wont miss your menstrual cycle because that is constant, you may miss your period.