5 Common Myths about the Pill

by in Female Health May 15, 2023

Taking oral contraceptive pills is a very secure way to avoid pregnancies, though not 100% fail proof (1 in a thousand can get pregnant after using the pills in the exact manner) it still is one of the most effective ways to avoid pregnancy. Women nowadays are very well learned but unfortunately there still survive a lot of misconceptions about the pill, which guide a lot of them to not use this method of contraception.

Here are a few of the most general myths related to the Pill:

1. The pill will lead to weight gain:
This by far is the most common myth about the pill. This is not true, in fact the pill has no calories and the weight gain one may experience is due to their eating habits other than anything else, there may be some water preservation but it is so small that it is barely noticeable.

2. Prolonged use will cause infertility: Long term use of the pill has no manner on your fertility. Women become fertile almost instantly after the discontinuance of the pill.

3. You need to take break from the pill: If you are healthy then there is no medical reasons to take a break from the pill, in fact 8% of women who get expectant while on the pill do so because they were not usual with the taking of the pill.

4. The pill may cause cancer: In fact the pill reduces the chances of women getting ovarian and uterine cancer. So it is an additional incentive to use the pill.

5. The pill causes birth defects: As with any medication there a few health risks connected with the use of pills but grave side effects are very rare, in fact it is safer to use the pill than driving daily in your car.

So as you can see there are a lot of misconceptions about the pill and its side effects etc, you want to be aware that in the last 50 years it has been one of the most highly researched and prescribed medicines in the world. It is one of the safest and useful ways to practice birth control. But this does not mean that it is okay to have undefended sex as you are still prone to sexually transmitted diseases, and always consult with your doctor before starting on the pills to know which type or grouping of the pill you need to use.

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