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What to Expect During Your IUD Insertion: A First Hand Account

So you’ve decided on an intrauterine device (IUD) for contraception- Congratulations! But… now what?  You’ve probably heard stories from friends, family members, or coworkers about their various experiences that have you wondering whether or not you made the right choice. As with most big decisions, especially when it comes to our health care, it can be totally normal to have some second thoughts or worries about what to expect. Like most people, you’ve probably even found yourself turning to “Dr. Google” for some answers, which may, or [more likely] may not, be helping the situation. 

Natural Family Planning: My Unexperienced Explanation

I’ve written blogs about many options for contraception, but have failed to write about the oldest method, natural family planning.  The new term for this in the medical world is call fertility awareness-based (FAB) methods for pregnancy prevention.  Some women cannot or choose not to use birth control (pills, IUDs, etc) due to medical, religious, or cultural reasons; and thus, rely on FAB methods.  We will get into the details below, but the basic principle is to identify the fertile days of the menstrual cycle using a combination of cycle length and physical signs of ovulation—and then avoiding sex or using a barrier method on these days.  Now, a quick disclosure from me is warranted...I've never practiced FAB methods so all of this is based on my reading and prior knowledge of menstrual cycles and fertile windows.

Long Acting Reversible Contraception Part 2: Sub-Dermal Implant

If you are interested in reliable contraception and are looking for something different than pills, patches, rings, condoms, or shots, you may want to consider a subdermal Implant (Nexplanon). Like IUDs (reviewed in the previous blog post), the subdermal implant belongs to the family of contraception called LARC (long acting reversible contraception). LARC are over 20 times more effective than pills, patches, or the ring and if you want to stop them or desire to get pregnant, you can have them removed at any time.

Long Acting Reversible Contraception Part 1: The IUD

If you are interested in reliable contraception and are looking for something different than pills, patches, rings, condoms, or shots, you may want to consider an IUD (intrauterine device). IUDs are in the family of contraception called LARC (long acting reversible contraception). LARC are over 20 times more effective than pills, patches, or the ring and if you want to stop them or desire to get pregnant, you can have them removed at any time.

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