When it comes to the wonderful world of sexual health, there are tons of myths—and considering that many people get their sex info from friends and Google searches, it’s not surprising. With so much misinformation out there, we think it’s important to set the record straight. Here are the facts behind some of the most common birth control and sexual health myths.
Birth control facts: Emergency contraception, IUDs, and risky business
What’s your plan B? There’s a lot of confusion about how emergency contraception (EC, a.k.a. Plan B, a.k.a. “the morning after pill”) works and whether it causes abortion. The EC pill works because of a type of hormone called levonorgestrel, which delays ovulation. If a woman is already pregnant or has already ovulated, it won’t have any effect. That’s why it’s so important to take it as soon after a risky incident as possible! (BTW, did you know that the copper IUD is actually the most effective form of EC available?) (more…)