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Contraceptive Choices
From condoms to cervical caps to hormonal rings, patches, and many types of birth control pills, today we have so many contraception options from which to choose!

What birth control do you use? What are your birth control's pros? Its cons? Are you thinking of switching to something else?

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Pill to Paraguard

Posted by: Kitashla on Sun Oct 28, 2007

I was on various forms of the pill for 5 years. At the time I didn't realize that weight gain and inability to lose it was linked to the pill. In addition to this, I spent those 5 years severely depressed, not to mention my eventually non-existent sex drive.. It never occurred to me to think the Pill had anything to do with it.

When I finally stopped taking it and the hormones got out of my system, it was like I was a new person. Losing weight, returned sex drive and my depression lifted. After having two children, I was afraid to try any other hormonal forms of birth control. I opted for a Paraguard, a non-hormonal IUD. Insertion was painless as I had it put in at 6 weeks pp.

I like the fact that I don't have to worry about birth control for 10 years. I like that I know there aren't any other chemicals in my body. The drawback is the cramping before and during my periods, which I never had before. Not to mention the excessive amount of bleeding. (It's like my uterus is killing small animals.) But overall, it's worth it.

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