Myth 2: I’ll gain weight if I use birth control
The side effects are different for each person, but scientists haven’t found a direct link between using hormonal contraceptives and gaining weight.
If your child is worried about gaining weight because of hormonal birth control, talk to your doctor about other options.
Myth 3: Birth control is something you “need to do every day.”
Yes, you have to take birth control pills every day for them to really work. But if your high schooler has trouble remembering to take her medications, there are many other options, such as the fix, the ring, and IUDs.
Myth 4: Birth control will make it harder for me to have kids in the future.
Exploration shows extended-haul conception prevention techniques don’t influence future fruitfulness. Each person has their own idea of when something is ripe.
All of the anti-conception medicine options at National Children’s BC4Teens are reversible and won’t stop your teen from having children in the future.
Contraceptives don’t affect your ability to have children when you’re ready, but sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that aren’t treated can.
Instill in your high schooler the importance of bending over (using condoms as an important method of birth control) in order to avoid STIs and pregnancy.