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.
“From crude improvisation to high-tech invention, contraceptive devices have gone a long way in ensuring people can stay healthy and in control of their fertility” (Ahmad, 2014). From 1564 to the present, contraception is steadily improving. There are many types of birth control for women to use to prevent pregnancy. Some require a prescription some are more effective than others. Soon there will be birth control for males, other than a vasectomy. Ahmad, S. (2014). The Future of…
The Ultimate Guide to Safer Sex - another fantastic infographic! Though I am surprised that the IUD is not listed as a birth control option... It is the MOST effective form of birth control besides abstinence. I highly recommend it. Regardless, still great info in this infographic!
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.