Just because your friends say they’re “doing it” or it may seem like that’s all that teenagers talk about on TV and in the movies, doesn’t mean it’s necessarily true. Lots of young people choose to delay sexual intercourse until they are older.
Through the ages many methods have been tried all over the world to prevent pregnancy. In ancient times women would try inserting half a lemon into their vaginas to attempt to kill sperm! Of course, this did not work. Also, it was thought that applying elephant dung would help prevent the joining of sperm & egg!
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Check out this website for myths and fact on pregnancy. Some of them might surprise you!
Provided that the pills are taken correctly (about the same time of day, every day, without missing any pills), the birth control pill will provide very good protection against pregnancy. The failure rate of the birth control pill is about 1% per year if taken correctly. This means that 1 woman out of every 100 taking the pill for one year will become pregnant. Compare this to women not using birth control, where 80-85 out of 100 will become pregnant during
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