Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Myth buster – information for women everywhere
Emergency contraception (EC) is something us women definitely know of, or know something about at the very least. Some of us may have even had to use it.
However the FPA sexual health week survey they distributed concluded that there is a lot of misinformation circling, and often women are in the dark about what choices they actually have.
FPA’s Guide to Emergency Contraception is the place to find out the facts about the three different methods that are available to you.
Below, FPA are busting some of the common myths and misconceptions that many of you may recognise!
I won’t get pregnant now that I’m in my 40s – MYTH
My menstrual cycle means I can’t be pregnant – MYTH
If I use emergency hormonal contraception too often I’ll become in fertile – MYTH
Emergency contraception is just a pill – MYTH
Emergency contraception is hard to get – MYTH
Emergency contraception means I’ve been irresponsible – MYTH
You need a prescription for emergency contraception – MYTH
Emergency contraception is like an abortion – MYTH
You have to use emergency contraception the morning after – MYTH
You can’t use emergency contraception pills more than once in the same menstrual cycle – MYTH
You need permission to get emergency contraception if you’re under 16 – MYTH
I can’t breastfeed and use emergency contraception – MYTH
My contraceptive options are the condom or the pill – MYTH
For a list of contraceptives on offer from Oxford Online Pharmacy, please visit our website.