Birth control: Some of us learned about it from our parents. Some of us from school. Some of us had the Internet. And some of us just had each other and magazines like Cosmopolitan. An institute studied the women who got pregnant on the pill and found out that 76 percent of them were using it incorrectly. That’s a lot of accidental babies.
Well, I have the 5 most common misconceptions about birth control, to get you some knowledge.Read it and pass it on girls!!
1. You’ve started with the pill, so you’re good to go!
ALL WRONG! The pill is no magic medicine that it locks your uterus preventing you from getting pregnant. According to the time that you’ve started with your course, it could take at least a week for you to be fully protected. Your doctor might advise you to use a backup method, such as condoms, for the entire first month.
2. You can’t use birth control as it will make you gain weight
Well, we all know people who’ve started with birth control and gained weight but according to science, there is no link between the pills and their weight. You might have some bloating or appetite changes in the beginning, but once you get adjusted, you shouldn’t see any weight fluctuations because of the medication.
3. Birth control kills babies
NO. Most forms of birth control work by preventing ovulation and/or fertilization. That means the egg and sperm never meet, and never join forces to create your progeny and if the sperm and egg do meet, birth control keeps them from implanting. So of the egg doesn’t even form, there is no baby until then! SO chill!
4. Condoms don’t fit your man
That’s not possible. There are different sizes and brand. I advise you to please go to the chemist and explore it better. Ya, unless your man has a Guinness Book of Records in his pants.
5. You can’t get an IUD(contraceptive device, often ‘T’-shaped) because I haven’t had kids
This used to be true, but not anymore! Skyla, a new, smaller IDU is specifically designed for women who haven’t had children. And there a lot more brands in the market now. IUDs can last 3 to 10 years, depending on which one you get. And they can come out any time you change your mind about pregnancy.