1. Using an IUC (intrauterine contraceptive) ruins your chances of having baby in future
Many people avoid using an IUC because it is believed that it reduces the chances of conceiving later. This myth is absolutely baseless and because when a woman uses an IUC, it does not change her chances if having a baby. According to health experts, women can get pregnant later just as quickly as women who use other methods. Apart from this, IUC is safe for women of any age and works well for women who haven't had any children.
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2. Usage of birth-control pills makes you gain weight
Due to complex chemical compositions of the pills which prevents the foetus to grow often leads to weight. But not every woman, who takes pills, gain weight because of it. There could be various reasons for sudden weight gain like hormonal imbalance but this doesn't mean that you should stop using it as a contraceptive tool.
3. You should take a break from using birth control pills
It is absolutely safe for women to take birth control pills as long as they want. They can become pregnant any time later in life and pills are totally healthy and safe. However, it is advisable to take birth-control pills, as recommended by your doctors/physicians.
4. Women who smoke or are overweight should not take pills
Women who are heavy smokers do face certain problems in preventing foetus in their wombs to grow because excessive smoking makes the pills ineffective. However, against this general belief, women can go for high-doses of their prescribed birth-control pills.
Apart from this, those who are overweight can also take pills to prevent pregnancies without worrying about anything.
5. The Emergency Contraception (EC) pill is the same thing as an abortion pill
EC or Emergency Contraception is NOT an abortion pill. The EC prevents pregnancy before it starts and it can be taken up to 5 days after unprotected sex. If a woman is already pregnant when she takes EC, the pill won't work.
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