What are the common myths surrounding the emergency contraception pills

What are the common myths surrounding the emergency contraception pills

Often it happens that we are not sure of the best way to avoid pregnancy or we are simply unaware of that. In that case, people form all sorts of misconceptions about contraception methods. The best way to deal with it to let go of these myths, especially myths around the emergency contraception pills. Just in case someone has unprotected sex then these pills are the solution. As the name suggests the emergency contraception pills work for emergencies only. However, due to unawareness people start to use them frequently, which is harmful to the health of the woman. So, let’s find out what are the common myths surrounding the emergency contraceptive pills. (Also read: What are the dos and don’ts of emergency contraceptive pills)

You can take it anytime
This myth can cost you a lot. If you are not looking forward to pregnancy then you must not toy with the time frame of the emergency contraception pills. The pill should be taken under 72 hours only. You must not delay the process.

It can be used frequently
The emergency pill, as the name says, is for an emergency. For frequent sexual intercourse, you have to find a method that is safer and more stable. Don’t depend on emergency pills as they can harm your body.  (Also read: What are the dos and don’ts of emergency contraceptive pills)

They are enough to fight against STDs
To prevent your body against the possible Sexually transmitted diseases you need condoms. The pills are just for the sake of avoiding the possible pregnancy. They don’t shield against the STDs. That is why it is always advised to use a condom.

Emergency contraceptive pill’s use means abortion
Many people think that the emergency pills are there to terminate the pregnancy. The simple fact is, the emergency contraceptive pills are there to prevent the pregnancy from happening in the first place. Whereas the abortion is about terminating the pre-existing pregnancy.  (Also read: What are minipills and how do they operate as a contraceptive)

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