There are plenty of myths out there about the effectiveness and side effects of some birth control methods, at rare occasions some of the myths might prove out to be true, but most of the time these are just rumors. I’m going to break a few myths for you so that you can choose the most appropriate birth control method for you without really worrying much.
Pull out method
The biggest myth of them all is the “pull out method”, this is not an effective birth control method because if it were, then why would anyone even look into other forms of birth control such as pills, IUD etc. Majority of the people using this method end up getting pregnant at some point.
Myths about pills
Some of the myths surrounding the pills are that it will make you gain weight fast. This is inaccurate, the pills do not cause a significant weight gain. This myth used to be true back in the 90s as the pills contained a large number of hormones but pills that come out these days contain a little estrogen that’s enough to decrease your chances of becoming pregnant. Visit a good pharmacy in Takapuna or whichever is the closest to you and ask the hormonal content of each pill to determine which would be the best for you.
Another misconception is that it will take a long time to get fertile again if you use the pill. The truth is, it will take a little bit of time but not a significant delay, there is no evidence that says birth control pills make you infertile or can take years for you to become pregnant again. Moreover, the morning after pill does not induce abortion, it works by delaying or preventing ovulation so that there are no eggs for the sperm to fertilize. You can get both, the birth control pill and morning-after pill online.
Myths about condoms
Condoms are the cheapest and most commonly used contraceptive method, they also help to protect against STDs. People think that using two condoms will further decrease the chance of getting pregnant, this is false and as a matter of fact, using two can definitely decrease the effectiveness of the condoms.
Myths about IUD
IUD is the most effective form of birth control, it is 99% effective. However, many people are under the impression that this can cause infections and make you infertile but studies conducted by WHO disproves this theory. The issue with using this is that the procedure can be a bit painful and is pretty expensive compared to the other forms of birth controls.