3 Reasons An IUD Might Be Right For You


Birth control is an important part of reproductive health and for some women, it is vital to reduce severe symptoms associated with their menstrual cycle. If you are in the process of considering the right form of birth control, the intrauterine device (IUD) might be right for you.

You Need Convenient Birth Control

One of the most common forms of birth control, pills, is often a daily nuisance for women. You must remember to take your pill at the same time each day and if you forget, you will need to use backup methods to prevent an unintended pregnancy. Other types of birth control can also cause similar inconveniences, such as the ring, shot, or patches. An IUD is one of the most convenient forms of birth control because the copper IUD can be used for up to 10 years, whereas the hormonal IUD can work for three to five years. It is also simple to have the device removed if you change your mind or want to start planning a family.

You Have Other Health Problems

If you have other health problems, especially if you are taking medication or having treatments that could cause harm to an unborn fetus, the IUD can give you a high rate of protection. Some examples include medications used to treat autoimmune conditions or chemotherapy. When you are taking certain medications it is imperative for you to use at least one form of birth control, and your doctor may advise you to use additional methods, such as condoms. Furthermore, if you have several medical conditions, you may want the ease of not having to take another medication or visit the doctor every few months for other types of birth control, such as the shot.

You Have Miserable Periods

Some women find their periods become lighter or disappear altogether, specifically when using the hormonal IUD. If you find your periods have a significant impact on your life each month, the hormonal IUD may reduce pre-menstrual symptoms in addition to symptoms during your period. Other medical problems that might improve and are often correlated with your cycle are irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and migraines. Many women find that both problems occur or are exacerbated during the days surrounding their period. Lessening pre-menstrual and menstruation-related conditions may also help other problems.

Speaking with your doctor about your needs can give you a better idea of which birth control method is best-suited for you. The IUD can give you a combination of effective birth control with the freedom from prescriptions and daily medications.


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