Birth Control: Myths & Facts

Myth:
You can't get pregnant the first time you have sex or if you have sex on your period.
Fact:
Any time an egg and a sperm are in the same place at the same time, a pregnancy can occur. It does not matter if either person has had sex previously or if the girl is on her period. www.teenpregnancy.org

Myth:
Condoms don't work.
Fact:
According to the Center for Disease Control, correct and consistent use of condoms are highly effective in preventing transmission of HIV & STD's. www.cdc.gov

Myth:
Long term use of oral contraceptives can cause sterility.
Fact:
Long term use of oral contraceptives cannot cause sterility or infertility problems. In fact, STD's are the #1 reason for a person to have difficulty conceiving a child. Oral contraceptives have more health benefits with long term use. www.nih.gov