Women's Health Magazine :: Birth Control Options: IUD. Only 2% of American women use iuds but out of that 2%, 99% love them.

Birth Control Options: IUD

Women's Health Magazine :: Birth Control Options: IUD. Only 2% of American women use iuds but out of that 2%, 99% love them.

Is Mirena a Safe and Effective IUD Option?: Mirena IUD

The Low-Down on the Mirena IUD

Why Don't More American Women Use IUDs? | Mother Jones    Women, educate yourself on your options and fight for what you want! My doctor basically told me last year (2011 for gosh sakes!) that I would have to do my own contraceptive research. Thankfully, it was at a time when I was interested in decreasing ingesting hormones and eating healthier, so I did research the copper IUD option (I love it!!!). There was still resistance from my Dr. because I wasn't married and hadn't had children.

Why Don't More American Women Use IUDs? | Mother Jones Women, educate yourself on your options and fight for what you want! My doctor basically told me last year (2011 for gosh sakes!) that I would have to do my own contraceptive research. Thankfully, it was at a time when I was interested in decreasing ingesting hormones and eating healthier, so I did research the copper IUD option (I love it!!!). There was still resistance from my Dr. because I wasn't married and hadn't had children.

IUD long term contraceptive option. two types:   Copper IUD: Paragard. Hormone free. Works by impairing the mobility of the sperm and making it difficult for a fertilized egg to implant. Needs to be replaced after 10 years. May cause a heavier period.   Hormonal IUD: Mirena. Works by thickening the cervix mucous and thins the lining of the uterus, as well as a low dose of progesterone inhibiting ovulation. Needs to be replaced after 5 years. May decrease period flow.

IUD long term contraceptive option. two types: Copper IUD: Paragard. Hormone free. Works by impairing the mobility of the sperm and making it difficult for a fertilized egg to implant. Needs to be replaced after 10 years. May cause a heavier period. Hormonal IUD: Mirena. Works by thickening the cervix mucous and thins the lining of the uterus, as well as a low dose of progesterone inhibiting ovulation. Needs to be replaced after 5 years. May decrease period flow.

Mirena IUD - a progestin-only hormone IUD that gives you up to 5 years of pregnancy protection.

The Low-Down on the Mirena IUD

Mirena IUD - a progestin-only hormone IUD that gives you up to 5 years of pregnancy protection.

Plan B emergency contraceptive is not as effective for women over 175 lbs. Ella is another option (up to 200 lbs), as are IUD's.

Morning After Pill Won't Work for Women Over 175 Lbs

Plan B emergency contraceptive is not as effective for women over 175 lbs. Ella is another option (up to 200 lbs), as are IUD's.

Some intrauterine devices (IUDs), already a long-term birth control option, are effective for even longer than recommended, according to a new review of past studies.

IUDs may provide birth control protection for longer than approved duration

Some intrauterine devices (IUDs), already a long-term birth control option, are effective for even longer than recommended, according to a new review of past studies.

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