There are plenty of health myths floating around out there, but many of them seem to surround our sexual health in particular. Considering most of us get our information from friends or the internet, it's no surprise we get it wrong sometimes. There are some health myths people still believe that gynecologists hear the most, and it's important to be aware of these misconceptions, both because they can actually make a difference in the way you take care of your body, and to ensure these myths don't get perpetuated.
"Health myths are common, since women get most of their medical information from Dr. Google, a best friend, or a trusted relative," Sherry Ross, MD, OB/GYN tells Bustle. "There is a lot of information available outside the doctor’s office, and this can cause confusion and dangerous medical complications. It’s always best to find a reliable healthcare provider to talk to about medical questions that come up day to day. If you don’t, you may be lead down a wrong path that can put your health in jeopardy."
To make sure you're up to date on what's actually true about your health, pay attention to these seven health myths that gynecologists hear most from their patients.