10 Myths About Sex That Need Debunking
Adolescents should not use an IUD as birth control because it is not safe
This is not true. IUDs have come a long way since they were first introduced as a birth control option. They are much safer to use today and it is a highly effective method of birth control. It is just as safe for an adolescent to use as an adult.
The HPV shot protects you from getting cervical cancer
The HPV vaccine can protect you from getting cervical cancer, but 30% of cervical cancers cannot be prevented by the vaccine. Regardless of whether you've had the shot or not, it is important to continue having regular pap smears and monitoring your body.