Since ancient times there have been many contraceptive misconceptions and myths. Here we will discuss some of the most popular myths about conception.
The most popular myth is probably that women can’t get pregnant if they have sex during their menstruation or during the first and the last days of the menstruation cycle. This is absolutely wrong conception because the chances to conceive are high at any part of the month. Not to mention that sperm can live about 5 days in the female body, so women can conceive even if they have sex during their periods.
Another myth is that a woman can’t conceive if the man pulls out just before ejaculation. The truth is that conception is possible because before ejaculation a small amount of fluid is released and this fluid also contains sperm. Women should know that any vaginal penetration may lead to conception even if the man pulls out before he ejaculates.
Many women believe that vaginal baths after sex will protect them from pregnancy, but taking a bath or shower won’t help the pregnancy prevention in any way because the sperm has already entered the body and travelled to the egg.
A popular myth is that you can’t get pregnant if you have sex for the first time. In fact, each woman that has a period can get pregnant. In addition, younger girls can get pregnant easier that older women, so don’t believe this misconception and use protection.