Chance of pregnancy with IUD?
October 5, 2012 5:33 PM Subscribe
How likely is it that I'll get pregnant with a Mirena IUD and no condom?
posted by hefeweizen to health & fitness (15 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
After consulting with my gynecologist and doing my due diligence on AskMe (thanks!), I had a Mirena IUD inserted 2 weeks ago. Yay! I'm still somewhat apprehensive about having sex with my boyfriend with no condom, however, for fear of pregnancy. [He is supportive either way.] We are monogamous, have been dating for 2+ years, and have both been tested for STDs, so we're only using condoms to prevent pregnancy. We previously used both hormonal birth control and condoms. I've done my research and know how much more effective IUDs are supposed to be than any other firm of birth control. Still, I keep coming across stories, both on Metafilter and the internet generally, of people getting pregnant with an IUD. I can't find any reputable research or authority specifically stating that a condom is unnecessary or gives any added benefit when you have an IUD.
Please give me your facts, advice, or anecdata! If you were/are in my shoes, what would/did you do? I'm a worrier - I think I just need someone to tell me that this is nothing to worry about!
[If I got pregnant, it wouldn't be the end of the world. I'm in grad school and do not want to have a baby now, so I would probably get an abortion. But, um... I'd rather not have to cross that bridge. That's a large part of the reason I got the IUD!]