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Please give me birth control advice - AFTER condoms.

My partner and I have decided to use two layers of birth control. Her doctor said it was a good idea, because condoms have a small failure rate even when used perfectly. However, she doesn't want her parents to know (she's 20) and is on their health insurance, and she has a family friend that works at planned parenthood. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 3, 2014 - 35 answers

Trying to decide which kind of Copper IUD: Liberte or Nova?

I'm in Ontario, and my doctor wrote a note for my prescription which basically says "Copper IUD" on it, which means I get to decide which IUD to get of the kinds available here: the NOVA T ($200) or the Liberte ($80). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2014 - 3 answers

Depression vs. IUD

I've been dealing with depression for years. I can't tell if it's worse because of my birth control. Help? [more inside]
posted by themaskedwonder on Dec 15, 2013 - 11 answers

Does using condoms pose a risk if I am mildly allergic to latex?

I have a mild but irritating latex allergy. Does long-term, regular latex condom use pose a threat to my health? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 31, 2013 - 24 answers

When will the "Male Birth Control Pill" or "Male IUD" be a reality?

Realistically speaking, how long will it be until a male version of The Pill or The IUD is available in the US and approved by all the necessary government/health organizations?
posted by evil otto on Jul 25, 2013 - 10 answers

Cervical barriers and rough sex

After years of experimenting with different types of birth control, I have an appointment to get fitted for a cervical cap. I'm curious to hear from other women who use this method how effective it is during rough sex and deep penetration. I know it's supposed to create a suction around the cervix, but how easy is it to be dislodged? Also curious about diaphragm and the Lea contraceptive. [more inside]
posted by E3 on Jul 3, 2013 - 4 answers

Reluctantly giving up my HBC pills -- have questions about the Mirena

I'm a 29-year-old female who's been on birth control pills for 13 years, with one six-month break in the middle. Due to a recent medical diagnosis, my PCP is concerned about my continued use of this medication and has suggested I consider a Mirena IUD. I have questions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2013 - 26 answers

The Paragard is good for you, right?

I'm getting a copper IUD next week, yay! I did a little too much background reading about it and am now totally psyching myself out, boo! Can you talk me back into being excited, or at least calm, about this decision? [more inside]
posted by Be cool, sodapop on Nov 29, 2012 - 35 answers

Mirena and acne... is it forever?

IUDs and acne. How long should I wait before seeking serious acne treatment? Will the hormone acne subside? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Oct 17, 2012 - 16 answers

FAM or IUD or baby but please god, no pill

Hate the Pill -- IUD or FAM? If so, how so? Snow flurry inside. [more inside]
posted by mibo on May 2, 2012 - 43 answers

IUD>NuvaRing?

[BC filter] Will an IUD (Mirena) be a good option when I didn't like the Nuvaring? Particularly, it lowered my libido and gave me mood swings. [more inside]
posted by DoubleLune on Mar 9, 2012 - 18 answers

Mirena and Fertility Awareness

This may be naive: is there any way to have my fertility tested while I have a Mirena inserted? [more inside]
posted by swingbraid on Jan 30, 2012 - 11 answers

Would prefer to not lose my mind. Again.

Accutane. HBC intolerance. IUD. Anxiety about all of the above. Here we go. [more inside]
posted by hubble on Nov 3, 2011 - 21 answers

Ditch the doc?

Am I wrong to want to ditch my doctor for this? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on Oct 4, 2011 - 45 answers

What time is it? It's BABY TIME! ...we hope!

Has anyone here had experience with conception post-IUD? Is there anything I should know ahead of time, or start doing a few months in advance to smooth the transition? How long after removal will fertility return? [more inside]
posted by kitarra on Feb 16, 2011 - 15 answers

Want an IUD...but which one?

Have you used either of the IUD forms of birth control? Great! Help me out! [more inside]
posted by Eicats on Oct 25, 2010 - 45 answers

How do I find a good gynecologist if I only get one visit a year?

How do I find a gynecologist who will respect my wishes for hormone free birth control? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 14, 2010 - 25 answers

I have questions about getting an IUD placed.

I have questions about getting an IUD placed. [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger on Feb 3, 2010 - 29 answers

Experiences with the Mirena IUD?

Firsthand experience with the Mirena IUD, especially after being on the pill? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2009 - 29 answers

allay my pregnancy paranoia!

Can I use the birth control pill without a condom? [more inside]
posted by sarahj on Mar 12, 2009 - 39 answers

Anyone have firsthand experience with a copper IUD?

Are copper IUD's more comfortable than the mini-pill? [more inside]
posted by debbie_ann on Mar 3, 2009 - 22 answers

IUD fear and pain

It's time for the wife's new IUD. She's terrified of the pain, so what to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 18, 2009 - 54 answers

Too small for Mirena IUD

Why don't they make a special IUD that's a better size for nulliparous women? Is there anything I can do about the fact that I'm too small? [more inside]
posted by slow graffiti on Aug 22, 2008 - 10 answers

If Mirena IUD strings are "tucked back", what keeps them from poking ME?

If Mirena IUD strings are "tucked back", what keeps them from poking ME? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2008 - 9 answers

Is it my IUD or am I just crazy?

Has anyone else had weight and/or emotional problems that they attribute to hormonal birth control, specifically the Mirena IUD? I know there have been several IUD threads – one of them helped convince me to get one. But most of them dealt with questions about getting one, and now, I'm wondering if removing mine would be a good idea. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2008 - 20 answers

We don't want a flipper baby

My darling girlfriend and I have a birth control dilemma and need some input. The short of it is this: because of regular medications she has to take, we're encouraged to use two forms of birth control. Consequently she takes Seasonalle and we use condoms. The question is: would the current breed of hormone-releasing IUD products suffice as two forms of birth control? [more inside]
posted by phearlez on Mar 14, 2008 - 30 answers

How long does it take for the hormones to leave my system?

What can I expect from taking a break from hormonal birth control? How long does it take the hormones to clear out of your system? Which hormonal birth control side effects disappear and which stay? Factual and anecdotal advice welcome! [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Oct 24, 2007 - 23 answers

to iud or not?

Tell me about your IUD experience? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Dec 17, 2006 - 19 answers

To IUD or not to IUD, that is the question . . .Or, will they let me IUD? Who knows?

[GirlFilter] I know that questions about birth control are about a dime a dozen on here, and I've read most of the stuff that relates to IUDs, but I have some questions that I hope people here can help me with that I don't think have been previously addressed. [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Dec 27, 2005 - 17 answers

To London for IUD?

Should I go to the U.K. to get a Gynefix IUD since I can't get it in the US? If so, where should I go? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 2, 2005 - 5 answers

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