IUD fear and pain
February 18, 2009 12:19 PM Subscribe
It's time for the wife's new IUD. She's terrified of the pain, so what to do?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (54 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Condoms are tricky, because of her latex allergy and neither of us are excited about them anyway.
She can't get on the pill, due to hormone reasons.
She's suggested me getting a vasectomy, but I'm uneasy about making permanent changes to my body.
Other suggestions for birth control? Is there something that will help her through the pain? She's really terrified of the pain and is worried about it being worst due to having to take the old one out and put a new one in.
Surgery is currently scheduled for Friday of next week, but we have no problem postponing or switching methods.
If it matters, we're in the States.
Summary: The key issue here is the pain of getting a new IUD, so please focus your answers on that subject. If it didn't hurt so much last time, my wife would be totally fine with getting one again.