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U.S. women are catching on to the awesomeness of IUDs—but sometimes old myths die hard.

In spite of all the good news about IUDs, there are still lots of myths and misunderstandings about it rattling around the internet and even among health care providers. Here are 5 of the most common myths I’ve heard—and the reality behind each.

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When it comes to post-sex pregnancy prevention, don't believe the rumors.

Emergency contraception pills are the subject of more rumors and misunderstandings than any celebrity we can name—and most of them aren’t true. Take these 5 common myths, for starters.

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Just because you haven't gotten pregnant yet does not mean you don't need birth control.

Research has shown that about 30% of teens and 19% of women age 18-29 believe that an accidental pregnancy can’t or won’t happen to them. But nothing could be further from the truth.

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Effective birth control isn’t always a product made by a pharmaceutical company…

In the first six months after birth, breastfeeding provides many benefits to the new mom and her baby—and effective contraception is one of them. In medical circles, this little window is referred to as lactational amenorrhea.

Birth Control Basics

  • Why should I?

    A few of our favorite reasons why birth control is a very good idea.

  • Avoid the gap

    Birth control between boyfriends is smart just in case things get spontaneous.

  • Hello, birth control

    When it comes to birth control, you’ve got a lot of options.