Gynecologist-endocrinologist told why menstrual cups cannot be worn 8 hours and PMS – not can be considered the norm, and also spoke about other popular hypotheses, which are not worth believing.
Debunked myths candidate of medical Sciences Natalia Silina, writes Іnspired.
1. Menstrual cups safer than tampons
This is not so. They are greener and cheaper, but for violation of the “clean hands” cause much more irritation in the penis women than tampons.
That bowl that tampons should be changed every 3-4 hours and not be left for the night, because this can cause bacterial growth and the risk of septic shock.
2. Hormonal contraceptives are harmful
These drugs are dangerous only for self-medication, they do not protect from infections. In addition, the pill does not affect a woman’s ability to become pregnant.
3. Wombling need all
Wombling is an internal muscle that can be controlled, improving your sexual pleasure and satisfaction of the partner with the help of special simulator. This is true, but it is more important for women who gave birth, and the age group of 35+ across the characteristics of age-related changes in muscle tone of the pelvic floor, as well as women who have problems with incontinence.
Training cannot begin without consultation and preparation – this can cause inflammation, cystitis and spasm of the pelvic floor muscles.
4. Cervical erosion should be treated
Cervical erosion – diagnosis, refuted the global community of obstetricians and gynecologists. But don’t forget that cervical cancer is getting younger.
5. PMS is the norm
Postmenstrually syndrome – not the norm, and one of the most common diseases of modern women. PMS occurs in the unbalanced effects of sex hormones, so you should go to the doctor.
6. Sports is always helpful
It is not, best for women physical activity that will reduce levels of cortisol, to stretch the pelvic floor muscles and improve the blood circulation of the pelvic vessels. And this: yoga, swimming, stretching, belly dancing, strip of plastic.
7. A good time for pregnancy does not exist
A woman has the right to determine the time of pregnancy planning, but the lowest percentage of pregnancies with chromosomal abnormalities in women over the age of 35 years.
8. The diagnosis of “uterine hypertonus” set during the ultrasound
The international Federation of obstetrics and gynaecology proved that the diagnosis of “uterine hypertonus” is established only by palpation during the examination the obstetrician after 16 weeks of pregnancy.
9. Pregnant ladies can’t drink coffee
And here and there, 300 mcg of caffeine during pregnancy prevent the occurrence of complications in the cardiovascular system of the mother. But coffee is not for those who have high blood pressure and insomnia.
10. Sex education increases the risk of early sexual activity
Sex education is not about condoms, but about how to raise mentally and physically healthy person. It starts at home, and from birth. The adolescents before sexual debut has got the necessary knowledge, are more likely to use condoms and often lay their first sex at the age of 16 years.
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