Sexual HealthPrevention

What They Didn't Teach You in Sex-Ed: Top 5 Pregnancy Myths Revealed


MYTH #1: You can't get pregnant during your period

MYTH #2: Pregnancy can be avoided if the man pulls out before ejaculation

MYTH #3: Showering or douching after sex washes out sperm and prevents pregnancy

MYTH #4: You can't get pregnant the first time you have sex

MYTH #5: Pregnancy only happens after a certain age and ends when a woman reaches 40

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