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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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Copper IUD

Posted by: IUD on Sun Dec 2, 2007

I am 25 and I have been on the pill for 10 years however 3 months ago I was diagnosed with hypertension. Being a healthy young person my doctor was naturally concerned. I went through extensive testing for a period of 6 months when the final conclusion was that my birth control was causing this problem. Ultimately my only birth control choice was a Copper IUD, the hormones were causing the high blood pressure so the copper has none. I did not know anything about it and went online for some answers, boy was I wrong. The resources online didn't calm my nerves about the entire situation but after talking to my ob, she really helped. I was surprised at how easy it was and why I never did this before. It is about the size of a penny and is inserted in the doctors office and takes a few minutes. Since I never had any children or anything ever in that region of my body it hurt, like having bad cramps but then I was good to go. I never have to worry about taking a pill or worry about getting pregnant and when I am ready to do so, I simply get it removed and I can get pregnant immediately. I do not have to wait for the hormones to escape my body. I have lost some serious weight since being off birth control too! I will admit, my periods are heavier now and I do have cramps but that is hereditary in my family but I don't get the mood swings I used to so it balances out.

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