Category: Pregnancy Myth

Jenna Lee Dillon

Pregnancy Myth #7: You can reuse a condom if you rinse it out.

January 11, 2013 - Posted by Jenna Lee Dillon to Pregnancy Myth

Pregnancy Myth:

You can reuse a condom if you rinse it out.

Fact:

Condoms are designed for one-time use only. In fact, if a condom breaks during sex, it should be immediately removed and thrown away. In order to most effectively use condoms as a primary source of birth control, couples should inspect the condom for damage, apply the condom immediately before sex, use lubrication if necessary (to ensure that it does not rip), and immediately remove the condom after ejaculation.

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Jenna Lee Dillon

Pregnancy Myth #4: Vaginal douches can prevent pregnancy if used immediately after sex.

December 21, 2012 - Posted by Jenna Lee Dillon to Pregnancy Myth

Myth:

Vaginal douches can prevent pregnancy if used immediately after sex.

Fact:

Vaginal douches will not help prevent pregnancy because the sperm has already begun to travel from the vagina toward the ovum. Some experts believe douches actually push the sperm farther into the vaginal canal, but this is not a proven fact.

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Pregnancy Myth #3: I can’t get pregnant from having sex while I am on my period.

December 14, 2012 - Posted by Jenna Lee Dillon to Pregnancy Myth

Pregnancy Myth:

I can’t get pregnant from having sex while I am on my period.

Fact:

While pregnancy is more likely to occur mid-cycle, there is still a likelihood of getting pregnant during menstruation. Sperm can remain alive and viable (able to fertilize an egg) in a woman’s body for four to five days.

This is important information to have if you are considering the fertility awareness method (FAM) as your birth control. For more information on natural family planning methods, click here.

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Pregnancy Myth #2: If my partner pulls out before he ejaculates, I won’t get pregnant.

December 7, 2012 - Posted by Jenna Lee Dillon to Pregnancy Myth

Pregnancy Myth:

If my partner pulls out before he ejaculates, I won’t get pregnant.

Fact:

While the pull-out (withdrawal) method lowers the risk of pregnancy, especially when combined with another birth control method, it is only about 73% effective on its own. This means more than one in four couples will become pregnant if they use only the pull-out method.

Pre-ejaculate (pre-cum), a fluid secreted by the penis prior to ejaculation, can contain sperm. The man cannot feel or prevent this fluid from leaving his penis. Also, it is common for many men to think they have pulled out in time, when in reality they have already begun to ejaculate inside the vagina.

Bottom line: When vaginal penetration by the penis occurs, there is always a chance it will result in

Jenna Lee Dillon

Pregnancy Myth #1: I can’t get pregnant the first time I have sex or from only having sex once.

December 1, 2012 - Posted by Jenna Lee Dillon to Pregnancy Myth

Pregnancy Myth:

I can’t get pregnant the first time I have sex or from only having sex once.

Fact:

While the odds of becoming pregnant increase the more times unprotected sex occurs, it is definitely possible for a woman to become pregnant the first time she has unprotected sex. Additionally, the younger the woman, the more fertile she is, which results in a higher likelihood of pregnancy for young women having sex for the first time.

For more information on how pregnancy occurs, click here.

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