When it comes to reproductive health, birth control is an important consideration for many women. Unfortunately, there are many myths and misconceptions surrounding it that can be confusing and misleading. These myths can discourage women from using contraceptives, potentially leading to unwanted pregnancies. To help you make informed decisions, we’ve debunked five common myths. 

What Birth Control Myths Have Been Debunked?Myth #1: It Causes Weight Gain 

One of the most persistent myths is that it causes weight gain. However, studies have shown that there is no significant link between birth control and weight gain. While some women may experience slight weight gain due to water retention, it’s not a common side effect of most types of contraceptives. 

Myth #2: It Affects Fertility 

Another common myth is that contraceptives can make getting pregnant challenging or impossible after you stop using them. This is not true. Once you stop using it, your fertility will return to normal. In fact, using birth control can help regulate your menstrual cycle and reduce the risk of certain reproductive health issues. 

Myth #3: It Causes Cancer 

Some people believe that it can cause cancer, but there is no scientific evidence to support this claim. While there is speculation that oral contraceptives may increase the chance of breast and cervical cancer, they have also been found to reduce the risk of ovarian, colon, and endometrial cancer. If this is something that still concerns you, you can talk to your doctor about your cancer risk.

Myth #4: It Prevents STIs & STDs 

While some forms of contraceptives, such as condoms, can help prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and diseases (STDs), most types do not offer protection against these conditions. It’s important to use protection, such as condoms, in addition to birth control to reduce the risk of STIs and STDs. 

Myth #5: Breaks from It are Necessary 

Some women believe that they need to take breaks from birth control to allow their bodies to “reset.” However, this is not necessary or recommended. In fact, taking breaks can increase the risk of unintended pregnancy and disrupt your menstrual cycle. 

If you’re interested in exploring birth control options, look no further than Greece Obstetrics and Gynecology LLP in Rochester, NY. For more than 30 years, this practice has been helping women protect their well-being. With a team of experienced providers and a commitment to patient-centered care, they offer a wide range of services to support your reproductive health. Plus, evening appointments are available for added convenience and flexibility. Contact them today at (585) 225-6680 to schedule a consultation or visit their website to learn more.


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