IUDs. Works by stopping sperm from reaching the egg. Perfect use: Inserted into woman by doctor. Typical use: the same as perfect. Advantages: Insert and forget, least expensive BC for woman, last a long time 5-7years. Disadvantages: needs a doctor to place it, could slip out of place, cause infection. Prescription required.
IUD IUD stands for intrauterine device, a T-shaped piece of plastic that is placed inside the uterus by a doctor. The copper IUD, ParaGard, works for as long as 12 years. The hormonal IUD, Mirena, must be replaced after 5 years. Both types make it more difficult for sperm to fertilize the egg. Fewer than eight in 1,000 women get pregnant. Pros: Long-lasting, low-maintenance. Cons: Irregular or heavier periods. More expensive upfront, may slip out, may cause side effects.
The IUD (both Mirena and ParaGard). How they work and why that raises ethical and moral questions that ALL women, but especially Christians, should ask if you are considering this method of birth control. #prolife