When it comes to menstruation, there is no shortage of myths and misconceptions.

At University Park Obstetrics and Gynecology, we believe that, when it comes to your health, knowledge is power. The more informed you are about your body and its functions, including your period, the better you can take care of yourself. That’s why, in our previous blog, we debunked a few of the most common myths about periods. Keep reading to learn the truth about more menstruation myths:

Myth #4. You won’t perform as well at work if you are menstruating.

Many people believe that women are more emotional and can’t think straight when they are on their periods. It may not come as a surprise that this misconception commonly comes from men, but you’ll be glad to know that there is no evidence that supports the theory that women don’t work as well or think as clearly when menstruating.

Myth #5. If you have sex during your period, you can’t get pregnant.

While it’s not common to conceive when you are menstruating, it can and does happen. Sperm can live inside of you for up to five days, which means that, if you release an egg during those days, it could still be fertilized. Also, menstrual cycles aren’t always predictable, and you may confuse spotting with menstrual bleeding. If you don’t want to get pregnant, use protection regardless of if you are on your period or not.

Do you have questions or concerns about any of the myths we’ve gone over? If so, schedule your appointment with our OBGYN in Venice today!