5 Myths About Women


Thursday, 09 Dec 2010 12:40 PM
Many relationships and marriages break up due to misunderstandings about various common myths about women. The myths about women lead men to base their thoughts on assumptions about what women want.
Most men are unaware of the facts, while some women form opinions based on the myths about their own gender. Some of the myths about women are discussed below.
1.      You cannot get pregnant during menstruation: This is one of the most common myths about women’s bodies generally believed by both men and women. There is absolutely no substitute for a contraceptive method, which itself is not 100 percent foolproof. Scientists have proven that the sperms can stay inside a woman’s uterus for nearly a week. Ovulation in women occurs after menstruation and there is a chance that the woman may get pregnant. This is why the timing method of birth control doesn’t always work.

2.      Birth Control Pills are unreliable if taken with antibiotics: This is a myth about women that is widespread and untrue. Many physicians advice women about reducing the intake of antibiotics with birth control pills. Apart from an antibiotic called rifampicin, a prescribed drug for tuberculosis, most antibiotics do not interfere with birth control methods.



Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.