Myths and Misconceptions About Sex & Pregnancy

When women come to CompassCare because they’re considering abortion, they often share how they thought they couldn’t become pregnant or why they thought they were safe. There are many widely believed myths about sex and pregnancy, which is why we wanted to look at some of the more common misconceptions here.

Healthy Life Choices: STD Risks and Side Effects

A woman tends to choose birth control based on what she considers to be the most convenient and effective method for her. However, it’s important to weigh carefully the risks and side effects of each method. Contraceptives were used during the month of conception in 48% of unintended pregnancies. Male Condom: 82-98% effective at preventing […]

The Truth About Oral Contraceptives

Providers often will not furnish a full range of facts when prescribing Combined Oral Contraceptives (COC), basing the information given on their own professional opinion rather than a well-balanced presentation of the data available.  Ultimately, it’s your responsibility to read the fine print. Types of Oral Contraceptives There are two main types of oral contraceptives: […]