7 Women’s Health Misconceptions OB/GYNs Hear The Most

Bodies are complicated, and if we just rely on chats with our friends or what we see on the internet, we're inevitably going to get it wrong sometimes. There are a number of health myths that OB/GYNs hear the most, and although some are harmless, others could prevent you from taking care of yourself properly. It's hard to keep up on what's true and what's just an old wives tale, but when in doubt, your doctor is always going to be the one to separate fact from fiction.

"We live in a culture [...] where our knowledge is based on quick snippets of information, or what I call overhearing an 'elevator conversation,'” Dr. Michael Cackovic, OB/GYN at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, tells Bustle. "Because of our busy lives, we instead rely on these methods to gain our information and beliefs."

Because we don't learn much about our health in school, and we only see our doctors once or twice a year, it should come as no surprise that there's a lot of mystery and misinformation when it comes to how to best take care of ourselves. Luckily, there are some OB/GYNs out there looking to set the record straight. Here are seven women's health misconceptions that they hear the most.