The pill has been one of the most popular methods of birth control for more than three decades. Along with being nearly 100% effective, the pill also offers several other benefits, including reduced menstrual bleeding and cramping. It may prevent acne, anemia, and bone thinning, as well.
The majority of the birth control options do involve some type of hormones, and for most women, side effects are minor. Some, however, suffer mood swings and weight gain as a result. If that’s your situation, or for any other reason, you do not want to use a hormonal method, then a copper IUD may be a good choice.
There are two types of IUDs. One does involve the release of hormones, (Mirena, Skyla, Liletta) specifically progesterone. However, the other (Paragard)relies on copper to prevent conception. A copper IUD is actually made of plastic but wrapped in a thin copper wire. It is T-shaped and inserted into the uterus by the physician. The copper's ions prevent sperm movement and, therefore, pregnancy. IUDs are 99% effective, and the Paragard IUD can last up to 10 years. The Mirena IUD can last up to 5 years.
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