(Closed) Birth Control Options (Possibly TMI, Sorry)

posted 10 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 47
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have Paragard (non-hormonal) IUD and I love it.   I have never had babies, but doctor recommended it for me because birth control messes with my system.  Even the lowest level prevents me from having a birth control.  So, i’ve had the IUD for 2 years now and couldn’t be more pleased with it.  I never have to worry about it and it has a very high percentage rate.  They are expensive however if your insurance doesn’t cover it.  AFter my hubby and i decide the time is right to have babies, i will have it taken out and then once we are done i will get one put back in : ) GL

Post # 48
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

No birth control is 100% effective. Some say that the IUC either keeps the sperm out or kills it, but it also keeps the egg from implanting. An IUC preventing pregnancy is not an “abortion” (neither is emergency contraception). Keep in mind that some doctors are antiquated in their practice, so they may tell you you’re too young for an IUC or you can’t have one because you haven’t had children. Like someone mentioned, Planned Parenthood, they’re the best a family planning and women’s health and are on top of the latest advancements in birth control.

Perhaps you and your SO should look into permanent birth control (Essure or vasectomy) if you’re that worried. Or, keep doubling up on the pill (or other birth control) and condoms. Also, be sure to keep emergency contraception handy if you care concerned about any slips. 


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