A lot of times we think we know it all.
But, we don’t.
This is especially true when it comes to contraception. We think what we learned from that Glamour or Essence magazine article back in 1998 is still keeping us up to date on contraception. Or, we believe what a good friend, who has been right about everything, told us about which contraceptive methods are good and which ones are bad.
This is particularly true about the pill – as oral contraceptives are affectionately called, which has been around for over 50 years. Does the pill really make you gain weight? Will you have a stroke or blood clot if take the pill when you’re over 35 years old and smoke a lot? And, what about all those lawsuit ads about Yaz and Yasmin?
Introduced in 1960, the oral contraceptive pill is one of the most studied medicines in US medical history. The contraceptive method is a lot safer than you think. Take a look at this easy-to-read site from About.com/contraception and get your myths about the pill dispelled forever: Myths About The Pill.