Life changes, and prejudices remain. Including those related to birth control pills. While millions of women quietly take the fifth generation of drugs continue to circulate rumors of a thick and hairy creatures that turn those who "hooked" on the hormonal contraceptives.
Misconception 1: they harm our health
Hormonal contraceptives have a multi-pronged systemic effect on the body, which can not be described in one word - helpful or harmful, good or bad. Eventually hormones administered to women not only to prevent unwanted pregnancy, but also for therapeutic purposes - in this case the contraceptive effect is considered as a byproduct.
The same hormonal tablets in some women may provoke quite serious health problems, while others - do not cause any discomfort.
In other words, in each case with oral contraceptives is necessary to correlate the risk of side effects with almost one hundred percent protection from unwanted pregnancy.
Misconception 2: If the tablets come to my sister (friend), that will suit me and
Hormones have always belonged to the prescription and should be administered only by a doctor after the test. Strictly individually. In the process of receiving necessary to monitor the level of sugar in the blood prothrombin, regular visits to the gynecologist. Equally untrue and that pills cause problems with a friend, cause problems with you.
Misconception 3: hormonal contraceptives should not be used for women under the age of 20 years
Hormonal contraceptives may be used at a young age.
Misconception 4: after using hormones for a long time, it is impossible to conceive
Quite the contrary. In the first month after the lifting of hormonal contraceptives chance of becoming pregnant increases sharply, and as statistics show, in 1,5-2 times increases the likelihood of twins or triplets. Appointment of hormonal contraceptives for 3-4 months period with the expectation that after the cessation of treatment become pregnant - enough popular method of treatment of certain forms of infertility.
The development of pregnancy hormonal drugs to its occurrence has no effect.
Misconception 5: every six months (a year or two) in the reception of synthroidnews hormonal preparations should take a break for a month
This view is mistaken. Breaks in taking the drug does not affect the development of the frequency (or, conversely, preventing) complications, or on subsequent fertility. If there are no contraindications to the use (as determined by the physician), hormones can be used continuously up to a climax.
Misconception 6: hormonal pills should not use nursing mothers
Contraception for nursing mothers - a special conversation. Conventional hormone pills greatly affect lactation, so they are contraindicated during breast-feeding. But there are tablets containing small amounts of hormone (mini-pill), and which can be used in feeding.
A feature of these products is that they have to be taken strictly by 24 hour continuous operation. Even a small glitch in the schedule of receiving contraceptive effect reduces to nothing.
Myth 7: hormonal pills fattening
In some women, while taking hormonal contraceptives improves appetite, and some decreases. In advance, before receiving the tablets to predict what would have an impact on the drug possible. For weight gain "responsible" progestins, which are part of hormone pills. Therefore, the tendency to be overweight or weight gain in patients receiving, usually prescribed drugs with a low content of these hormones.
Studies have shown that approximately 5-7% of women from the fullness of hormonal contraceptives for more than 2 kg per year. Weight remaining essentially unchanged.
Myth 8: the poison yourself constantly, it is better to use tablets for emergency contraception, like postinora
This misconception common among inexperienced young girls who do not know that one tablet postcoital contraceptive (postinora) contains a loading dose of hormones, equal to that which you "drop by drop" during the month taking with conventional contraceptives.
And as a random sex life has a habit of quickly becoming a regular, you can use emergency contraceptive pills can be easily upset the hormonal balance and get a variety of diseases, including infertility.
Myth 9: from birth control pills pimples
All the contrary: some of these drugs are prescribed for the treatment of acne.
Misconception 10: from hormone pills begin to grow hair on the body
This drawback, really enjoyed the first two generations of drugs. By contrast, modern hormonal contraception not only contribute to the growth of hair on the body, on the contrary, hinder - attenuate them.
Misconception 11: as a result of long periods of hormonal contraceptives are irregular, and sometimes they may even disappear altogether.
This is not true. Experts point out that hormonal contraceptives normalize the menstrual cycle, the amount of bleeding is reduced and the pain stopped.
After discontinuation of hormone pills in 2% of women menstrual cycle slips. But as a rule, it is - a consequence of the increasing challenges that existed before taking the drugs, and not the result of intake of contraceptives.
Myth 12: if you take hormonal birth control pills, increases the likelihood of developing breast and ovarian cancer
Studies Canadian scientists have shown that regular intake of oral contraceptives reduces the risk of ovarian cancer by 45-60%. On the incidence of breast cancer, these drugs have no effect.
Misconception 13: birth control pills protect against sexually transmitted diseases by
Alas, no evidence of this has been found. Tablets can only reduce the risk of acute inflammatory diseases of the pelvic organs, probably due to the fact that contribute to thickening of cervical mucus and thus prevent the penetration of infection. But to protect against diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, the tablets can not.