Myth 1: Contraceptive Pill Equals Emergency Contraceptive Pill
Contraceptives are not only emergency contraceptives, but also short-acting and long-acting contraceptives. Moreover, different types of contraceptives contain different types and doses of hormones.
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Myth 2: Taking contraceptives will definitely make you fat.
Not necessarily. The reasons for weight gain caused by contraceptives are as follows:
- In the past, progesterone in the preparation has certain androgen effect, which may lead to increased appetite, increased anabolism in the body and obesity after taking the medicine. Estrogen in contraceptives causes water and sodium retention, which in turn causes edema.
However, not all contraceptives can cause weight gain. For example, the latest generation of contraceptives has been improved to reduce estrogen content and improve progesterone while keeping the contraceptive effect unchanged.
Myth 3: Taking contraceptives will affect fertility,
So far, there has been no study to prove that contraceptives can lead to a decline in fertility. But why can’t some people conceive children even if they stop taking drugs after taking them for a long time?
- Many people are nearly 40 years old when they stop taking drugs. At this time, age is the main factor affecting fertility. The reason why many people take contraceptives is to adjust the irregular menstrual cycle or to treat polycystic ovary syndrome. After the drug is stopped, it is still because of these basic diseases that pregnancy cannot be realized.
Myth 4: Contraceptives cannot be taken for a long time,
As mentioned earlier, contraceptives are not equal to emergency contraceptives.
For women with long-term contraceptive needs, short-acting and long-acting contraceptives are good choices, but taking contraceptives is not that simple and needs to be used under the guidance of doctors. Not everyone is suitable for long-term use.
Taking contraceptives correctly is safe, effective and has few side effects.
In addition, when to stop taking contraceptives has little impact on the overall health, and you can choose to stop taking contraceptives at any time.
However, if you stop taking drugs in the middle of a medication cycle, there may be irregular vaginal bleeding. It is suggested that women who need to stop taking drugs should consult a doctor.
Myth 5: IUD can only be used after giving birth to a child,
Not so. Almost all women of childbearing age can use IUDs for contraception without contraindications to the use of IUDs.
Why do most women not want contraception?
Although the reputation of IUD in China does not seem to be very good, like other conventional contraceptive methods, IUD also has corresponding advantages and disadvantages.
However, on the whole, it is still a safe and effective contraceptive method.
Dr. Clove does not call on or recommend people to use IUD, but introduces a medically recognized effective contraceptive method, which can be decided after consulting a doctor according to personal choice.
Myth 6: Taking contraceptives can easily cause thrombosis,
In fact, the probability of thrombosis during pregnancy and postpartum is much higher than that caused by taking contraceptives.
Although oral contraceptives will more or less increase the risk of thrombosis (from 0.04% to 0.18%), contraceptives are not the main cause of thrombosis.
At present, the third generation of oral short-acting contraceptives are low-dose steroid hormone contraceptives, which will not increase the incidence of thrombotic diseases.
However, doctors usually recommend other contraceptive methods for high-risk groups with family history of thrombosis-related diseases, smoking, obesity, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and other thrombosis.
Myth 7: Contraceptive pills must be stopped several months before pregnancy,
Not necessarily. The third generation of compound oral short-acting contraceptives can be pregnant after drug withdrawal. Existing studies at home and abroad have not found that pregnancy immediately after drug withdrawal will increase the rate of fetal malformation or affect growth and development.
Long-acting contraceptive drugs contain large hormone components and doses. For safety reasons, it is recommended to stop taking drugs for 6 months before pregnancy.
After stopping using the contraceptive pill, the time for everyone to resume normal ovulation varies greatly: some women resume ovulation as soon as they stop taking the pill, others need several months to resume ovulation, and women with irregular menstruation before taking the pill may take longer to resume ovulation.
Myth 8: Contraceptive Measures with 100% Success Rate
No matter what kind of contraceptive method, the success rate of contraception is not 100%.
Even the ligation with the highest success rate will have the possibility of natural recanalization, which will lead to contraceptive failure.
Myth 9: You can’t take birth control pills when you get old,
In fact, this is not entirely the case. As long as it is not a high-risk group with thrombosis or has contraindications for other drugs, contraceptives can still be selected as contraceptive methods.
However, doctors generally do not recommend women over 40 and 35 years old who smoke for a long time to take contraceptives because it may increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Author: Huang Da Mao
This article has passed the peer review of Dr. Clove’s peer review expert committee.
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