7 Myths About Birth Control That Are Far From The Truth

Being an adult requires a lot of planning and being responsible. This involves planning a family, too. For many of us, it means using birth control until we decide if we want to have children. Sometimes, however, people are skeptical about using them. There are so many myths related to using birth control pills that prevent women from using them. Sadly, this comes from misinformation about the pills. Here are 7 myths about using birth control, compiled by This Is Insider, that must be considered before you decide if you want to use it or not.


Interestingly, there are so many advantages of using them, too. These include skin health, uterine health, regular periods, and many others.

1. Missing periods because of birth control is unhealthy.


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Some people think that using birth control to skip your period on purpose is not natural. Many doctors have stated that this is not true. In fact, it’s the opposite, because the more often cells regenerate, the higher the risk of abnormalities occurring. That’s why skipping periods can result in better health of the uterine lining.

2. Birth control will stand in the way of your fertility.


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As science says, the birth control methods do not influence fertility whatsoever.

3. You have to take the pill at the same time every day if you want it to be effective.


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This myth is partly true. It only refers to the “mini pill”, or the progestin-only pill. The effectiveness of that pill wears off after 26 hours. However, if you take the combined pill, then it does not make any difference if you take it in the exact same time every day.

4. The morning after pill causes an abortion.


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It’s not true, as the pill only delays ovulation. In case you’ve already ovulated and had  the egg fertilized, the pill will not be effective at all.

5. The morning after pill always works.


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Do not rely on emergency contraception to prevent pregnancy. As mentioned above, they only delay the ovulation process, but if you’ve already ovulated, it’s not going to work.

6. IUDs cause abortions.


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This is only a myth. IUDs work by preventing an egg from getting fertilized befroe impantation. The sperm is not able to fertilize your egg because of this device.  Therefore, you can’t call an unfertilized egg a fetus.

7. Birth control is 100% effective.


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Sadly, there is not a single birth control pill that is infallible. This is an important fact you need to point out to your kid.

* This information is meant to supplement, not replace advice from your doctor or healthcare provider and is not meant to cover all possible uses, precautions, interactions or adverse effects. This information may not fit your specific health circumstances.

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h/t: This Is Insider