Contraception myths

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Myth

‘I don’t need contraception because I only have sex during the ‘safe’ time’

 

Fact

Ovulation (release of egg cell in women) is the result of a delicate balance between four different hormones. Identification of the exact time of ovulation is not easy and requires careful monitoring of several menstrual cycles before using this method. Because of its complexity, this is not a reliable method of contraception.

 

Myth

‘A woman can’t get pregnant if she doesn’t have an orgasm’

 

Fact

While the man must ejaculate to release sperm, it is not necessary for the woman to have an orgasm to get pregnant. Ovulation (release of egg) in women can occur without having sex or an orgasm.

 

Myth

‘I won’t get pregnant if we have sex standing up or if I am on top’

 

Fact

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