Paragard Copper IUD
Today I share my love of my IUD! It’s worked out incredibly well for me, and I am a huge fan. Of course, just like with EVERY form of birth control out there, it is not right for everyone universally. So today’s strip lays out the pros versus the cons and shares some of the experiences you can expect if you decide to go this route.
But, I will say, if you can’t handle having hormonal birth control (like meeeee), oh man, this is a godsend.
Like Erika, I have a copper IUD! I got this baby about three years ago, and let me tell you - it changed my (sex) life. Being on the pill made me crazy and unstable; it was also expensive, as I have no health insurance. I took a risk on the IUD after a recommendation from a friend and plenty of assurance from the nurses at the sexual health clinic, and I adore it. I have had all kinds of sex in the last couple years (but y’know, mostly only in long-term monogamous relationships where everyone was healthy) and look at me, ma - still not pregnant!
Is it right for everyone? No, of course not. It is painful to have inserted, and it can be expensive, but I got mine for about $70. Canada, right? Seriously, $70 to not get pregnant for UP TO TEN YEARS. Does it make periods worse? Yes, kind of, especially at first. But for me, the pros FAR outweigh the cons!
Click through to Erika’s comic for much more information!
Sigh. I should just get this already.