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It is not possible for a girl to get pregnant during her periods.

It is possible for a girl/woman to get pregnant at any time during her menstrual cycle.  Females are able to get pregnant when they are o... Read More

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Withdrawal method of contraception ensures that there will be no pregnancy.

The withdrawal method is not nor good for several reasons—the most important being that males tend to ejaculate a little semen in the be... Read More

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Taking birth control pills makes you fat.

Some women may experience minor weight gain; depending on the woman and the pill she is taking. Even for those women, exercise and a nutritious diet can prevent or minimize weig... Read More

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Wearing two condoms will provide extra protection.

Wearing two condoms at the same time, one on top of the other is often referred to as “double bagging.” This does not reduce the chances of pregnancy or STI. In fact... Read More

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The “morning-after pill” is the same as the “abortion pill”.

No. The “morning-after pill,” more accurately called emergency contraception. When taken within 72 hours after unprotected intercourse, emergency contraception can p... Read More

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Taking contraceptive pills would cause a woman to produce deformed babies.

This myth persists because of the mild side effects (nausea, dizziness, vomiting, irregular periods) of the oral pills in many women.  Contraceptive pills only contain synt... Read More


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