TOP 20 CONTRACEPTION MYTHS
There are a number of contraception myths that are confusing and do a good job of turning you off finding the best method of contraception for your birth control needs.
We hope the myths and facts below set the record straight on contraception once and for all!
By being in control of your fertility, you can avoid any unplanned surprises and, when you’re ready, choose the timing, spacing and size of your family. To explore contraception methods that best suit your life stage, read through our contraception info section or take the free printable survey to your Doctor for advice.
> 11. MYTH: If you miss a pill or a condom breaks
11. Myth: If you miss a pill or a condom breaks, you can only take the "morning after pill" up until the morning after
If you have had unprotected sex and are worried about falling pregnant, you can take emergency contraception, also known as the 'morning after pill'. But unlike the name suggests, the 'morning after pill' doesn’t necessarily have to be taken just the morning after to be effective.
For more information on the morning after pill, when to take it and its effectiveness, check out www.contraceptioninfo.com.au.
It’s important to remember that emergency contraception will not protect you against STIs and is more effective the sooner it is taken after unprotected sex.
If you'd like to have a chat to an expert about contraception, give Marie Stopes International a call on 1800 772 727 or talk to your GP
IMP-10-AUS-6860-PE First issued December 2010