Did your sex education present facts about birth control in an informative manner, or did it rely on scare tactics and shame to keep you from ever wanting to do the deed? Too many people have had the second experience. And even once you're an adult who knows a thing or two about a thing or two, it can be difficult to totally get rid of these early messages about sex and birth control. That's why it's helpful to review myths about birth control methods now to make sure you don't have any lingering misinformation stored away.
Sure, you've probably corrected most of your early confusion by this point, but it's always helpful to review your facts now and then. After all, you may have legitimate concerns about the effects of long-term birth control on your fertility, or whether it's necessary to take a break from the pill for a while. Having all the facts on hand makes it easier for you to choose the birth control method that's right for you and your current situation. Also, it's difficult to overstate the peace of mind you can enjoy just by knowing the truth: most birth control methods are safe and effective for the majority of the population. Read on to make sure all of your information is up-to-date.