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I hate when docs say: "This has never happened, you are so unlucky"

I had an appointment for my copper IUD to be removed last night and jokingly said to the nurse practitioner, "I sure hope it comes out easier than it went it". Well...it didn't come out. The strings broke and the 'T' is still in there somewhere. The NP went to get the doctor who said "This has never happened here before - you are very unlucky!". Um yeah, thanks, I know. The doc tried to fish out the IUD with some tool, but didn't have any luck. They both had very sorrowful/concerned looks on their faces and sent me home. I am awaiting a phone call today to see if they can get me in to see someone (anyone) early next week. Fingers crossed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2013 - 10 answers

Birth control options for sad ladies

New relationship, long history of depression, looking for birth control advice. [more inside]
posted by terretu on Aug 9, 2013 - 17 answers

Experience with emergency contraception?

What is your experience with taking Plan B One Step or other emergency contraception? [more inside]
posted by horizonseeker on Jul 28, 2013 - 34 answers

Contraception conundrum

Long story short, I had a very bad experience with the Mirena iud and now considering the Nuvaring. Wondering if this is a bad idea.... [more inside]
posted by kudra23 on Apr 26, 2013 - 27 answers

Help me avoid unnecessary hormones

What are my best options for hormone-free or low-hormone birth control? [more inside]
posted by happyjuice on Feb 11, 2013 - 18 answers

BCP: how long to take effect?

YANAD or a pharmacist, etc., but maybe you give me some idea how long I need to take my birth control pill before it is effective as contraception. [more inside]
posted by Kriesa on Dec 19, 2012 - 7 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

IUD failed - what now?

My copper IUD was removed a month early - because I got pregnant. As it's been five years since I had to think about it, I was wondering what contraception to go for next. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 9, 2012 - 20 answers

That beautiful room? It's for you.

Name That Story/Author: Latina mother asks husband to build rooms for new babies. The last room--is special. [more inside]
posted by dlugoczaj on Sep 11, 2012 - 3 answers

Fewer kids, better outcomes?

Are there any studies that show that couples who have fewer children are able to raise the children they do have better? [more inside]
posted by adamdschneider on May 5, 2012 - 12 answers

Did giving hormonal birth control another go fuck up my cycles forever?

Long shot: would taking hormonal birth control (HBC) for several weeks continue to affect my premenstrual moods for several months? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Apr 10, 2012 - 3 answers

Birth Control

Some questions about hormonal birth control. [more inside]
posted by lali on Feb 6, 2012 - 15 answers

I need my anti-baby pills for cheap, please

Interested in ordering birth control pills from Canada to the US. Is this a good idea? If so, how do you do it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2012 - 5 answers

Birth control pill without the mood swings?

Birth Control Filter: I am have been taking the pill and getting really bad mood swings. I have an appointment with my GP to discuss changing the type of pill that I take. I’m looking for advice on what to ask for. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 4, 2012 - 13 answers

Deliveries by Santa only please, not storks.

[BirthControlFilter: Xmas Edition] On vacation. Left birth control pills at home. D'oh! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 25, 2011 - 9 answers

Got on the pill, but can't get off

Hormonal birth control is screwing up the sexy time. Alternatives? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 4, 2011 - 26 answers

Aunt Flo and her husband Uncle Randy...

Why does my sex drive INCREASE when I get my period? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2011 - 32 answers

Is there contraceptive gel in Japan? How do I find it?

Is there contraceptive gel in Japan? How do I find it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2010 - 4 answers

Why did three different people in my ob-gyn office give me three different answers to this question? (Micronor birth control pill)

I'm dealing with some pretty typical just-starting-the-pill anxiety. I was prescribed Micronor today and instructed to start taking them right away (instead of waiting for a particular point in my cycle). [more inside]
posted by kella on Apr 20, 2010 - 10 answers

Why do women in East Texas think contraception is morally wrong?

Why do women in East Texas think contraception is morally wrong? [more inside]
posted by Tallguy on Feb 17, 2010 - 46 answers

Spongeworthiness in the DF

Are contraceptive sponges currently available for purchase in Mexico City, and if so, where? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 25, 2009 - 0 answers

Where to get Plan B on Christmas Day in DC?

A friend of mine had a broken condom last night, and needs to get hold of Plan B. She's in Washington, DC. Planned Parenthood's closed, as are all the pharmacies she's tried. [more inside]
posted by Tomorrowful on Dec 25, 2009 - 12 answers

Volunteer opportunities to increase access to contraception?

I want to volunteer my time/talents to an organization that helps women get access to contraception and family planning education. [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Jun 20, 2009 - 4 answers

Where can I order contraceptive sponges online?

Where can I order contraceptive sponges online? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 30, 2009 - 8 answers

Can I be pregnant?

can I be pregnant? I've been on DEPO until few weeks ago, and used a condom every time since then. [more inside]
posted by esolo on Mar 3, 2009 - 13 answers

Edwardian New Yorkers views on contraception and abortion

I recently read a novel which made me curious about attitudes toward contraception and abortion in the Edwardian United States, in particularly in New York City. [more inside]
posted by Phlogiston on Dec 28, 2008 - 7 answers

friendly exchange of ideas with evangelist door knockers

every weekend evangelist missionaries knock on our door for a chat. I'm wondering how to politely express my support for gay marriage, sex education, access to abortion services etc. while staying friendly and not getting in a forty minute conversation that goes nowhere. [more inside]
posted by compound eye on Nov 8, 2008 - 42 answers

Safe sex statistics

Help me convince my girlfriend that, stastically speaking, a correctly-used condom is an adequate form of birth control! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 2, 2008 - 41 answers

Migraine with aura + birth control = stroke??

What's the real deal with hormonal birth control and migraines? Internet says there are stroke risks, my doctor(s) say not to worry. Asking for general info from anyone who'd done research on this, not specific medical advice. [more inside]
posted by Mr Bunnsy on Apr 20, 2008 - 9 answers

Skipping periods on birth control

Skipping periods on birth control - how does it work, and why didn't it when I tried? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 22, 2008 - 13 answers

Pregnancy and Depo Provera?

If you're on Depo Provera, how can you tell if you're pregnant? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 7, 2007 - 25 answers

What do you do with 1000 condoms, early in the morning?

What can you do with 1000 condoms? Besides the obvious, of course. [more inside]
posted by InnocentBystander on Nov 16, 2007 - 24 answers

CondomFilter: Leaking down at the base?

CondomFilter: What are the chances of a condom leaking down at the base? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 5, 2007 - 6 answers

Birth Control and Pregnancy

I had unprotected sex 5 days after starting birth control pills. (My birth control type advises to use an alternate method for 7 days after starting). Should I get emergency contraception? Even if it means getting my period again a week after it ended?
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2007 - 16 answers

Diaphragms and Spermicide

New diaphragm: Tips, tricks, and spermicide recommendations, please. [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Feb 8, 2007 - 6 answers

Ways around Nuvaring side effects?

Problems with the NuvaRing. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 11, 2006 - 7 answers

Generic Birth Control Pill?

Generic brands of the Birth Control Pill: Are they really as terrible as I'm hearing? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Sep 19, 2006 - 26 answers

Emergency contraception in Virginia

What is the availability of emergency contraception in Fairfax, Virginia, USA? [more inside]
posted by Nothing on Aug 19, 2006 - 14 answers

Does it make me fat AND happy?

Can hormonal birth control have positive side effects on mental health? [more inside]
posted by juniper on Jun 19, 2006 - 20 answers

Can any birth control pill be used for emergency contraception?

Last night: condom slippage. Today: want emergency backup contraception. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 24, 2006 - 42 answers

Will Bactrim knock me up?

What is the real-world probability of my getting pregnant while taking antibiotics and oral contraceptives? [more inside]
posted by fuzzbean on Jan 13, 2006 - 15 answers

Where can I order a cervical cap online in the UK?

Where can I get a FemCap or similar sort of cervical cap product online in the UK? [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Dec 18, 2005 - 5 answers

Reversible vasectomy available?

Is the reversible vasectomy procedure now available in any country? [more inside]
posted by lunkfish on Nov 15, 2005 - 11 answers

Natural Family Planning?

How have your experiences been with Natural Family Planning? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2005 - 36 answers

Are diaphragms a good idea?

A question about birth control: I'm considering getting a diaphragm, and I'm wondering how easy they are to use. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 29, 2005 - 10 answers

Blanks or Bullets?

ShootingBlanksFilter: I'm a single male in my mid-twenties, whom after taking a long break from the opposite sex, is getting back into the game. However, reading about fertility control issues, and also having first-hand experience with this, I've come to realize that men do not have the same reproductive control options available to them that women do. So now I'm considering a vasectomy. [more inside]
posted by id on Jul 31, 2005 - 26 answers

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