Women’s sexual health: GPs desperate to debunk myths spread on social media
Misinformation circulated on social media by wellness influencers has led to a concerning spike in the number of women under 30 experiencing unwanted pregnancies as well as an increased number of women requesting genital surgery.
There is a trend towards using alternative natural therapies and fertility-tracking apps as a replacement for scientifically proven contraception methods. Influencers emphasise the potential side effects of hormonal contraceptives without sharing the many positive benefits.
General practitioners have long played a vital role in maintaining public health and providing evidence-based, factual information regarding common health concerns. It appears this duty of care now extends to correcting myths and misinformation on social media.
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