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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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IUD for Me!!!

Posted by: SassCAzz on Tue Apr 22, 2008

My doctor advised me I was not a candidate for tubal ligation, but suggested I got an IUD instead. I agreed and was fitted for the Paragard(copper)IUD or the 10yrs one in April 2005. Immediate cramping. It seems like there's no end to the pain. I begin what feels like contractions about two weeks before my period starts and the pain last all the way through the last day of my period(which lasts a week now and is extremely heavy). Basically during the month I have about one week of pain free days. Also, I have begun many boughts with bacterial infections.

While it may seem that I should absolutely hate my IUD, I don't. I am totally confident that this is the best method of BC available. Since having it placed I dont have to worry about taking a pill everyday, changing a patch every week, removing and replacing a ring every month, having an injection every three months. Pretty much I dont have to thing about anything else for up to another seven years.

Only thing I would say at this point is I am actually considering the Mirena(5yr with horomone)IUD only because of the lightening of mentrual flow. But I will definitely not give my IUD up for anything!!

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