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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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All for IUD's

Posted by: JT on Sun Mar 11, 2007

I've used the IUD for about 5 years now. I tried a diaphragm for a year or so, but had constant UTI's. Could never remember to take the Pill. Plus as a former smoker with a family history of heart disease, it really shouldn't have been an option anyway. Not regular enough for natural methods. I LOVE my IUD. Never have to worry about forgetting, which is a big thing for me. The only con I can see is that it seems to have done a number with my periods (never particularly regular, now i generally have one only every other month, then they'll be pretty regular for 2-3 months, then start skipping again. They're also much heavier for a day or so, but not any longer than before...3-4 days really. Have been spotting lately in between every few cycles. But...I'm pushing 40 and my doctor says a lot of that could be as much related to my stage in life than the IUD. Either way, I wouldn't change it for anything. I have four kids and doubt I'd want to start over if I were blessed to remarry, but not prepared for a permanent solution either.

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