Common myths about women's health
Myth number 1. Through the toilet seat, you can catch an infection.
Fact. This is not reality, becauseThat microorganisms that can cause and cause diseases of an intimate nature, can live separately from the human organism for a short time. Therefore, even when they fall on the toilet seat or on the bench in the locker room, they soon die. In their urine, too, no, therefore, catch something through the toilet is almost impossible. It is much more dangerous to have direct contact, even if it is not necessary to have sex: for example, oral gonorrhea and herpes are transmitted with a kiss, but hugs with a person who has scabies will lead you to scabies.
Myth number 2. As soon as a girl begins to live sexually, she must regularly check for cervical cancer.
Fact. This question can not be answered unambiguously. A smear for cancer is an effective and simple test for the presence of cancer cells in the cervix. Some experts say that such a test should be done for every woman, beginning with the very first contact and three times a year. But more recently, American gynecologists have said that the human papillomavirus (a virus that a swab responds to) can not lead a woman to cancer, but disappears in three years. The grounds for concern should arise only if the cells that are harmful, survive and begin to develop further. Therefore, from the age of 21 or three years after the first sexual intercourse, the girl should be checked for uterine raksha.
Myth number 3. The use of emergency contraception is tantamount to abortion.
Fact. This does not really have anyNo relationship. Emergency and postcoital contraception are methods to prevent unwanted pregnancies that are taken after intimacy. However, abortion and the tablets are different things. With an abortion, the fetus is removed from the womb, and tablets can only prevent fertilization directly. This means that after the fertilization and after the fetus starts to develop, the pill drugs will not be able to help.
Myth number 4. Preparations for emergency contraception are only available on prescription and are very dangerous for health.
Fact. Such drugs are sold freely, without prescription. If we talk about their dangers, then we can say that there are side effects, because they contain a large dose of hormones. To the side effects of the effect: violation of the menstrual cycle, nausea, vomiting, bleeding. And if you take them regularly, then of course it is very harmful. Experts say that resort to such drugs should not be more than once every six months.
Myth number 5. From hormonal tablets you can get fat.
Fact. Tablets (oral contraception) - this is the mostA reliable way to monitor pregnancy. But this method is not so popular. And this happens, because women are convinced that it is harmful and very strong on the figure. However, in fact, many studies have been conducted that have come to the conclusion that this is just a myth. Some participants in the experiment are really full, but there is no evidence that this is somehow connected with stablets.
Myth number 6. Inflammation of the vagina (vaginitis) can occur only in women who lead a promiscuous sexual life and neglect the rules of personal hygiene.
Fact. Lactobacilli are representatives of normalVaginal microflora that emit lactic acid, which maintains an acidic environment in the vagina and prevents the development of pathogenic microorganisms. Taking antibiotics, changing a partner, stress, invasive medical intervention, changing the hormonal background, which is associated with pregnancy, menstruation or birth, and many other reasons are not always directly related to the sexual sphere, but they can disrupt the balance of the vaginal biocenosis and lead to the development of infectious inflammation.
Myth number 7. Young girls can not use intrauterine contraceptives.
Fact. Intrauterine contraceptive methods areHinges, umbrellas and spirals, which set the vmatka to prevent pregnancy for 10-12 years. There was a time when doctors said that young girls could increase the risk of pelvic inflammation, but American gynecologists said that such aids are absolutely harmless for any category of ages.
Myth number 8. Preparations containing iodine should not be applied to nanosized membranes.
Fact. The acting substance of Betadin,Polyvinylpyrrolidone iodine is a complex complex molecule that has nothing in common (in addition to iodine atoms) with the usual tincture of iodine on alcohol. Betadin in no way can prevent regeneration, almost does not have a systemic effect. Atomiyodya leave the molecule with time, thus, longer and more stable the therapeutic concentration of the drug in the vaginal cavity and naslizistoy. If the preparation has no alcohol and other irritating components, then it is completely safe and comfortable.
Myth number 9. At the first sexual act it is impossible to become pregnant.
Fact. If you look at it from the physiological pointThen in the first intimacy there is nothing special. Therefore, a girl can get pregnant with the first act as well as with all other intercourse. On the contrary, statistics show that an unplanned pregnancy in most cases occurs during the first month after the beginning of an intimate life.
Myth number 10. Drugs that are intended for the treatment of infectious diseases, do not give a normal development of microflora and negatively affect the development of the child during pregnancy.
Fact. There are drugs that support acidicThe environment of the vaginal secretion, it favorably affects the development of lactobacilli and eliminates dysbiosis, which is the main cause of bacterial vaginosis. To maintain a good microflora, a woman recovers much more quickly, even if she is infected with mixed or chronic infections, there are also specific infections. Moreover, such drugs can be used even at the beginning of pregnancy, when almost all drugs are contraindicated.
Myth number 11. Douching is completely harmless.
Fact. Do not need to convince yourself that douching -This is a mandatory procedure for feminine hygiene. Very often, when a woman herself sibenaznacha syringing, then there is a leaching of the natural micro floriculture. In addition, you can cause disbacteriosis and thrush. Also, syringing reduces the necessary resistance of the vaginal flora to the action of microbes that are harmful. American scientists carried out studies that showed that syringings increase the risk of infection and the development of inflammation by three times. All this is due to the fact that syringing changes the acidity of the vagina, thus freeing the passage of pathogenic microbes that, through the cervical canal, penetrate into its cavity, the ovaries of the uterine tubes.
Myth number 12. During menses you can not get pregnant.
Fact. This is not true of the truth. Chance to become pregnant with menstruation is, although very small. Especially it concerns women with plentiful and long monthly. Sometimes their allocation lasts until the very beginning of ovulation, and this is the period when you can conceive most likely. Moreover, in the body of a woman spermatozoa live more than 72 hours. This means that the concept can happen when the menstrual period is over, and for this, sexual intercourse is absolutely unnecessary.