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Debunking Some Myths About Contraception by NG24: 11:42am On Oct 09, 2020
Some common myths about birth control/contraceptives include:

-You Can’t Get Pregnant if You’re on Birth Control: No matter what contraceptive you use, pregnancy is still possible. No contraceptive method is 100% effective as even sterilization, which is over 99% effective, is not perfect.

-Contraceptives Cause Weight Gain: Research has shown that contraceptives do not cause weight gain or that the average user only gains a few pounds. A Cochrane review conducted in 2016 shows little or no evidence of weight gain.

-Taking the Morning After-Pill is Similar to Having an Abortion: The morning after pill also known as Plan B, is a high dose birth control pill used in emergency cases where a person has had sex without using birth control. Currently, there is only evidence that (read more at https://aphen.africa/t/world-contraception-day-debunking-some-myths-about-contraception/1071)

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