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Top 7 myths about birth control

Myth 5: Even if you’ve already had a child, you can still get an IUD

IUDs are fine for women who have kids and for women who don’t. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends low-maintenance birth control methods for young women because they work well, can last up to 10 years, and can be completely undone.

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Myth 6: everyone will want to see an embed if I get one

Also, with all low-support birth control, no one but you needs to know it’s there. You might be able to feel the embed if you push on your arm close to where it was put in.

If people are looking at your arm while you squeeze it, they may see it too. As long as you don’t draw attention to it, no one will know it’s there.

Myth 7: I’ve had sex without protection and didn’t get pregnant, so I don’t need birth control

Even if you have sexual relations without birth control, that doesn’t mean you’ll never get pregnant. It just means you got lucky.

Your child should know that when a man and a woman have unprotected sex, the woman can get pregnant, whether it’s her first time or 100th time.

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