Birth control pills are 99 percent effective in preventing pregnancy, research shows — but only if you remember to take them as prescribed. Rod-shaped implants, T-shaped IUDs and vaginal rings are other options.
INSANE that this can be forced on anyone -->>>> Forced IUD contraception faces criticism in China Women are coerced into having IUD contraception through threats of witholding hukou by Lin Meilian A woman's body does not really belong to herself. It can belong to the State in some cases. Deng Yanqin, mother of a newborn son in Jiangxi Province, discovered this when she was told by the local residential community's administrator that she would not get a hukou, or household registration, for…
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.
'It's like the anti-Women's Hour' - Why Oh Why podcast review
2014 - Women's Issues - Vicky Frost and Nina Garthwaite listen to Andrea Silenzi's documentary on getting an IUD contraceptive fitted – and discuss why there aren't more female producers tackling modern issues