Common Myths about Birth Control Busted!



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Birth control has remained an issue of constant debate for decades, and still the civil society is divided over this issue. More than the reason, it is the methods of birth control that have created controversies, especially the hormonal birth control methods. Hormonal birth control refers to using Intrauterine Devices (IUDs), pills, patches and/or implants. These solutions are considered harmful for female health, which is just a misconception.

Let’s clarify some of the common misconceptions associated with hormonal birth control methods, and understand the many health benefits these offer.

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Myth- Birth control Pills have Various Side Effects

Fact- There are NO side effects of Birth Control Pills including Weight Gain

It is a common assumption that birth control pills have various side effects such as these make you gain weight, which is untrue. It is possible to get mood swings and observe changes in your weight while taking birth control pills for the first few months but these also diminish with regular usage. However, it is recommended that you consult your gynecologist before deciding about the favorable birth control measure.

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