- Mirena IUD continuously releases a small amount of progestin and is effective for 5 years
- ParaGard is wrapped in copper, is the only non-medicated IUD option in the US and works for 10 years
IUDs are long-term options, so you want to make sure of your choice.
For those of you who have had an IUD insertion or IUD removal, what questions are you glad you asked your doctor before having your IUD procedure?
The questions really helped in my decision-making as my doctor’s answered lead me to decide to go through with the insertion! He told me that Mirena was like 99.9% effective… one of the m…More
The question that most affected my decision was when he provided me an answer that sounded like music to my ears! He told me that Mirena had just been FDA approved to treat heavy menstrual bleeding a…More
These questions helped as I was hooked as soon as my doctor confirmed that ParaGard did not contain hormones, as far as birth control effectivess goes, ParaGard is over 99% effective, and lasts for 1…More
They reassured me that Mirena would be effective and not cause any side effects I didn't want. The hormone dose is low and is only released into your uterus, rather than systemic like with the pill, …More
After the doctor couldn't give me a good answer why the I.U.D. would not go in, He wouldn't look me in the eye when he replied that he didn't know why the insertion attempt failed. At the time, I wa…More
I knew I didn't want a hormonal BC and I didn't want to have to remember to change or take something. I have only one partner at a time and ensure they are STD free, so the IUD was the best option. I…More
I was apprehensive because I have never had a child but my doctor was very reassuring about the reversability and success rate if IUD's I feel this website and hearing personal stories may have been …More
I had the copper T 7 IUD inserted when I was 25 years old. I think that I was too young and naive at that time and did not know enough about IUDs (and their potential side effects) to make the best d…More
My doctor explained that since I have already had a child, have been able to tolerate hormonal contraception in the past, and was fairly certain that I would know whether or not I wanted more kids wi…More