3. Ninety-five percent of pregnancies happen because of people being inconsistent with birth control.
(Such as not taking the pill at the same time every day.)
7. It is also a myth that taking the pill for a long time is bad for you or will make you infertile.
Women have been using the FDA-approved pill since the 1960s and have been tested and surveyed, with no signs of health problems caused by the pill.
9. You can get protected from pregnancy up to five days after sex with Plan B or another brand.
P.S.: Plan B gets less effective every day, so read up on the brand you use.
P.P.S.: It still won’t protect you from STIs, so use a condom when with a stranger!
12. The pill was introduced by a devout Catholic doctor.
John Rock saw contraceptives as a way of fighting poverty and making marriages last longer via healthy sex lives.
15. But the pill also has a lot of healthy side effects, like lowering the risks for ovarian and uterine cancer.
Other benefits include: regulating your menstrual cycle, reducing the risk for multiple sclerosis, lessening PMS symptoms, helping with female pattern baldness, and even treating bulimia.
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