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.
> 4. MYTH: THE PILL GIVES YOU PIMPLES, MAKES YOUR HAIR OILY AND MAKES YOU HAIRY
4. Myth: The pill gives you pimples, makes your hair oily and makes you hairy
If you experience acne/oily hair/body hair while on the pill, it is more than likely a result of how your body is responding to the level of hormones in the particular pill you are on.
Speak to your doctor about it. You may be advised to switch to a more suitable pill that will improve these problems, or change to a different method of contraception altogether.
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