- Methods of contraception: 10 myths about contraception in the mirror of facts
- Myths about contraception
If you have sex during your period, chances of pregnancy are zero
Many women believe that having unprotected sex during menstruation or during the first or last few days of the menstrual cycle
The days of the menstrual cycle: Four phases
the most reliable method of contraception, which does not threaten their pregnancy. Actually, however, despite the fact that many women actually more likely to become pregnant in the middle of the cycle, the probability of conception exist at any time during the menstrual cycle. Another fact that every woman should know: the sperm is stored in a woman's body for five days.
Breastfeeding protects against pregnancy
The truth is that ovulation
Ovulation - How to determine as accurately as possible?
menstruation and nursing mothers - a rarity, but eventually restored menstrual cycle and ovulation can occur even without your knowledge. So getting pregnant, being a nursing mother - is quite real. Tip: Most doctors recommend that women wait at least a year after giving birth, and only then decide on the next pregnancy.
My partner always has time to stop intercourse before ejaculation, so I do not get pregnant
This is one of the most common misconceptions in which women believe. Yes, you can get pregnant even if your boyfriend or husband takes this precaution. Before ejaculation is released a small amount of lubricant containing sperm. Fact: any penetration of the penis into the vagina can lead to pregnancy, even if the partner takes the utmost caution.
After sex, I take a vaginal douche, which protects against pregnancy
Ironically, this myth believes many women of all ages. Vaginal shower, bath or any washing after sexual intercourse does not affect a woman's ability to become pregnant because the sperm has already reached the egg, and then a simple cleaning the can not do. Tip: vaginal douche does not prevent pregnancy, but maintains hygiene, so all is not a recognized method of contraception.
Nobody gets pregnant after the first time
If you already started your period, it means that you can get pregnant. As a rule, just teenage girls are more likely to get pregnant as they are more fertile than older women. Tip: Do not believe your boyfriend if he convinces you safe sex without contraceptives, citing the fact that "once is not considered." Do not settle for sex without a condom!
Birth control pills protect me from pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases
Yes, it is true that the pill - an effective method of contraception, of course, if used correctly. However, birth control pills completely powerless against HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases by. The only 100% effective protection against unwanted pregnancy or venereal disease - abstinence. Fact: The condom protects against sexually transmitted diseases
Sexually transmitted diseases - an unpleasant gift of the goddess of love
and unwanted pregnancy, however, and he can not refuse.
A single unprotected sex does not threaten me
By the way, for conception once it is enough, as well as for HIV infection
HIV - can be slow, can not be stopped
or venereal disease. Do not give in to the entreaties of a partner, or for a single sex you will have to pay a lifetime, because it can lead to an unplanned pregnancy or contracting a sexually transmitted disease that will affect your reproductive health and the ability to have children. Tip: Think about yourself and your future. Do not settle for unprotected sex.
Women over 40 do not get pregnant
A woman can get pregnant at any age if she had not stopped menstruating. The truth is that with age, a woman's fertility decreases, but consider itself immune from pregnancy can only be when there is no menstruation for at least one year. Tip: If menstruation has stopped more than a year ago, you can forget about contraceptives and enjoy spontaneous sex, however, with a steady partner (do not forget about the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease).
I have sex often enough to take birth control pills
If you are not sure about the advisability of taking the pills, use a condom. Tip: If you prefer to use condoms, do not carry them in your pocket or purse. Efficiency increases condom use spermicides.
I have a lot of women's issues, so I hardly get pregnant
The possibility exists for any pregnant women, unless, of course, a gynecologist does not say that she is barren, so no protection is necessary. Even if the gynecologist thinks that your chances of conceiving are close to zero, use of contraceptives or condoms. Fact: again, the only 100% effective method of contraception - abstinence. The only known protection against venereal diseases - a condom.