Find out the rights and wrongs of women's health myths.
Some of the most commonly held beliefs about women’s health have just been disproven! We’ve got the top three women’s health myths and why you shouldn’t believe them. From the truth about fertility to a place you should never have unprotected sex, we’re uncovering what you need to know!
The Myth: After 35, your fertility plummets
Women are always concerned about their ticking fertility clock but turns out, you don’t have to worry! 35 is not your egg’s expiration date. A study was done at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and found that among 38 and 39-year-olds who had been pregnant before, 80 percent were able to get pregnant within 6 months. By age 40, a woman's chance of getting pregnant is lower. Talk to your gynecologist if you are over 35 and wanting to become pregnant. There’s clearly a good chance!
The Myth: If you have sex in a hot tub, you can’t get pregnant
It’s true that sperm does not do well in hot water, bubbles or chlorine. However, if you have sex in a hot tub and the sperm doesn’t come into contact with any of those things, you may have a problem. Also, that water may make condoms less effective. We just ask that you don’t use your hot tub as a form of birth control.
The Myth: You’re going through menopause if you have hot flashes
85 percent of women going through menopause experience hot flashes but if you experience them, it doesn’t always mean you’re going through menopause. It could be a sign of stress or anxiety. It could also be hormone imbalances, thyroid disorders and infections. If you are under 40 and experiencing menopause-type symptoms, see a doctor.
What health myths have you heard? Share with us and we can shed light on them all together!