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6 contraceptive myths

Quality of contraception frees sex from the threat of unwanted pregnancy and most significantly reduces the number of abortions. Data from our country show that no restrictions could thus so positively influence the number of abortions. Between 1990 and 2010, the number had fallen by 78%, with increase in the percentage of women using contraception prescription bound from 17% to 43%.

  • Hormonal contraceptives are not a “candy” for everyone. However, some concerns are unnecessary. Investigations of liver function tests is justified only in women who have had liver disease.
  • Varicose veins, muscle knots in the uterus (fibroids) or the incidence of breast cancer in the family is not a reason to reject the submission of hormonal contraception. Discontinuation of oral contraceptives yearly for one month is utter nonsense, which can only bring unwanted childbearing potential.
  • Return of ability to conceive after discontinuation of combined hormonal contraception immediately. There is no reason to wait to become pregnant until cleanse the body from hormones. It is also not true that the early pregnancy after stopping the pill led to a greater number of pregnancies with twins.
  • The combined oral contraceptive are not only pills, but also a patch or a vaginal ring, which are equally effective and safe.
  • IUDs are not a deserted method. In the world it is being the most wide used method due to a favorable price-performance ratio. New studies have shown that the beads are not a major cause of pelvic inflammation. It is already surpassed the opinion that the body can not have a woman who has no children and a woman after a caesarean. They are the perfect choice for women who can not or do not want to use hormones.
  • Fears of increased bleeding during intrauterine are past. Beads enriched by levonorgesterel are used even to treat excessive bleeding. Beads without the solid body consisting of only the fiber with copper rings (GyneFix) are so thin that it can easily be introduced even in women who have given birth and do not increase bleeding.


When we break myths, we can find for each woman a suitable method of contraception.