“The pull-n-pray method works”
“Withdrawal is not an effective method of birth control. The reality is that there are sperm in the pre-ejaculate and all it takes is one sperm to become pregnant!” Diana Ramos, MD, ob-gyn, co-chair of the National Preconception Health and Health Care Initiative
“IUDs are dangerous”
“Intrauterine devices [a device implanted in the uterus to prevent pregnancy, most commonly the Mirena or Paraguard] get a bad rap as being dangerous. The truth is modern IUDs are the safest and most effective form of temporary birth control methods that we have. Progesterone containing IUDs, like the Mirena, also can actually reduce pain and bleeding with a woman’s menstrual period.” Richard K. Krauss, MD
Watch out for the clear signs you should switch to an IUD.
“Once I’m done having children, I no longer need to see my ob-gyn”
“Just because you are finished having children doesn’t mean that you should skip your gynecologist visit. He or she will still want to discuss your overall health like your blood pressure, weight, family planning, and any other health screenings you may need, such as for STIs, cervical cancer, breast cancer and ovarian cancer.” Cherrell Triplett, MD, an ob-gyn at Southside OBGYN in Indianapolis and clinical assistant professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine