Some Common Myths About Birth Control.
For ages, many birth control methods are used to prevent unwanted pregnancy conditions. These methods of birth control include various types of condoms, Intra-Uterine devices (IUDs), contraceptive pills, vasectomy, etc.
Along with these methods, many myths are linked for ages. The reason behind this is that people do not have the required information and knowledge, so they end having half knowledge.
Here are some common myths: -
· It causes weight gain.
Birth control can cause different effects on different individuals. Many people worry that hormonal contraceptive pills can cause excessive weight gain but many studies have shown that they do not have any link.
· It can damage fertility.
When someone is using contraception, the body can take few months for returning to the normal menstrual cycle. However, it does not cause infertility.
· The morning-after pill is like an abortion.
Emergency pills or morning-after pills contain high-dose of progesterone that prevents pregnancy after a person had sex without protection. It is not the same as an abortion, it prevents pregnancy whereas abortions are the process that interrupts an established pregnancy.
· It causes cancer.
There is a misconception that birth control can cause cancer. All pills do not have the possibility of causing cancer but there is some risk with the triphasic pill, which uses three different doses of hormones.
· Older people do not need birth control.
Many people think they cannot get pregnant because they have irregular periods. But until a person has menopause and 12 consecutive months without periods, there is a chance of pregnancy.
All birth control methods are not 100 percent effective but many methods have 90-95 percent of chances to prevent pregnancy. There are many myths associated with it and I hope today they are cleared. Now, you can choose the best method, which is suitable for you and prevent unplanned and unwanted pregnancy.