Monday Myths: Contraception

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‘Monday Myths’ is a new segment on Missy.ie, where we state facts about certain topics, and you decide if you believe them to be true or false. We’ll then let you know whether it’s true or not. 

This week’s topic is…Contraception. 

Contraception Myths Busted

The Pill and Condoms are the only methods of contraception...

False!

There are many other birth control options other than the pill condoms. There is the hormonal bar, IUDs (both copper and hormonal.) and vaginal rings as well.

You can read more about contraception options here.

All female birth control contain synthetic hormones...

False!

Hormonal options may be the most popular but if you would rather stay away from hormonal methods there are more natural options out there such as a copper IUD.

Both partners using birth control is the best way to prevent pregnancy...

True!

Condoms are only 97% effective therefore the most effective method of contraception is for both partners to be using contraception.

Condoms do more than prevent pregnancy...

True!

Condoms also protect against Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s). This is why it is important to use a condom even if the girl has her own form of contraception.

The pill is effective the minute you begin taking it...

False!

Usually at  least one week is needed for the hormones in the pill to work with a females  natural hormones to prevent ovulation.

The pill effects everyone differently

True!

Everyone reacts differently to their hormonal birth control pill, some get side effects that others don’t. This is why it is important to try a few different birth control options and find the one that works best for you!

Were you surprised at some of these contraception myths? 

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