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.
> 16. MYTH: AN INTRAUTERINE DEVICE (IUD) CAN CAUSE AN ECTOPIC PREGNANCY
16. Myth: An intrauterine device (IUD) can cause an ectopic pregnancy
Ectopic pregnancy is any pregnancy that occurs outside the uterus. Most ectopic pregnancies occur in the fallopian tubes.
The IUD works by preventing uterine pregnancies, so pregnancies that may occur are more likely to be ectopic, hence the misconception that there is a link between IUD use and ectopic pregnancies. The risk, however, of any pregnancy occurring with an IUD in place is very low.
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