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.
> 9. MYTH: IUDS CAN CAUSE PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE
9. Myth: IUDs can cause pelvic inflammatory disease
Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection of the uterus, fallopian tubes and/or other reproductive organs and it causes symptoms such as lower abdominal pain.
Studies have shown that other than a small risk of infection associated with IUD insertion (which is why you are advised to have a check up in the month or so after you’ve had an IUD inserted), an IUD user is actually at no greater risk of developing pelvic inflammatory disease than a non-IUD user.
The risk remains low unless there is exposure to STIs.
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