Contraception is a complex and sometimes complicated measure that few women manage to fully understand, because of the preconceived myths or ideas that lurk around it. In an age when the diversity of contraceptive methods overwhelms us, women are still listening to unadulterated truths and advice that can cost them health, an unwanted pregnancy or infertility in life. Here are some of the most popular myths about contraceptive methods and the truth behind them!
If you are not born, you cannot use intrauterine devices
Intrauterine devices are contraceptives that are positioned inside the uterus and prevent sperm from fertilizing the egg. Unfortunately, a preconceived idea has been created around them, which even some doctors or nurses promote, such as infertility or other types of intrauterine devices only after there is an active birth.
Sterilization is a contraceptive measure that any woman can use, after the beginning of her sexual life, whether she was born or not.
If you go for sex, do not get pregnant
There are many unconventional contraceptive methods, most of them dangerous and untrue, but the idea that if you go after a sexual act in which the partner ejaculated, not getting pregnant is one of the most aberrant.
If the partner ejaculates, until you reach the bathroom, the sperm enter the cervix and the fertilization area, and the shower becomes inefficient.
If you breastfeed and have sex, do not become pregnant
During the breastfeeding period, it is called that you have pregnancy threatening. This means that you do not have ovulation or menstruation, which means you are not fertile. However, there are situations when ovulation occurs earlier and very few women realize this, especially as they recur before menstruation returns.
If unprotected sexual contacts occur during this period, there is a risk of becoming pregnant. The safest protection against breastfeeding pregnancy are contraceptives or hormonal injections specially designed for this period.
Don't get pregnant the first time you have sex
Another myth frequently heard by adolescent ears is that the first sexual experience (de-virginization) is devoid of pregnancy risk. Ovulation does not take into account virginity. If the first time you have sex you are ovulating and you have not protected yourself, there is the same chance of becoming pregnant as in any period of your fertile life.
Contraceptives are effective after taking the first pill
Careful! Not all contraceptive types act immediately after taking the first pills! It depends on each hormonal contraceptive. Some of them need to go through a full menstrual cycle to become functional, while others are active after only a few days.
Always read the package leaflet and ask the doctor about when you can have unprotected sex after administering contraceptive premiums.
If you use contraceptive methods, you can not get pregnant
The main purpose of contraceptive means is to prevent egg fertilization and pregnancy. But the degree of effectiveness of each type of contraceptive depends, to a large extent, on the accuracy or correctness with which it is used. Remember that the method has yet to be invented to ensure 100% protection against unwanted pregnancy, most of them having a maximum efficiency of 99%.
Contraceptives should be discontinued periodically
One of the most popular myths about contraception is the required break every 6 months, 1 year or more when you are taking contraception. Many doctors who do not even recommend it have agreed on the timeframe for which this supposed break should be taken.
According to the specialists, there is no medical reason why you should take such a break between the pills. The only reason you could give up is that you want to get pregnant.
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