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Getting an IUD: How Painful is It?

IUD insertion is different for everyone—some say it's not a big deal, but studies have shown that for between 10 percent and 20 percent of women, pain during insertion can be severe. Unfortunately, a …

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Why Natural Birth Control Isn’t My Choice

I like to think that my lifestyle is very natural and healthy. I’ve detoxified the cosmetics and cleaning products I use, and continue to scope out other areas where I can improve. But there’s one are…

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Mirena IUD Lawsuit Ads: Are They True?

The recent slew of Mirena IUD lawsuit ads are creepy. But are they true? We’re going to fearlessly wade into the scary things these ads claim, because we think the over 2 million U.S. women now using …

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IUDs, STIs, and PID: What’s the Deal?

There’s a lot of conflicting information out there about the relationship between these three very important acronyms related to women’s health: intrauterine devices (IUDs), sexually transmitted infec…

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IUDs As Far As The Eye Can See

It may not be a Hover Board, but a new intrauterine device (IUD) is definitely cause for excitement in our book. Already, more U.S. women are using IUDs than ever before, and the arrival of Skyla this…

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Hello, Skyla! Getting to Know the Newest IUD

Birth control has many wonderful qualities—but being one-size-fits-all isn’t one of them. So when a new birth control option becomes available—especially one that's long-acting and super-effective—wel…

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How is Stress and Depression Affecting Your Birth Control?

Feeling stressed or depressed can make it harder to do all kinds of basic things—like get to work or school, sleep well and make decisions. Turns out it can also make it harder to stay on top of your…

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5 Myths About the IUD, Busted!

Originally published on September 13, 2012, on bedsider.org After years in unofficial exile, the IUD is finally making a much-deserved comeback in the U.S. The device got a bad reputation mostly du…

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Why You Should Reconsider the IUD

Originally published on bedsider.org. If you’ve been skipping right over the IUD when exploring your birth control options, you aren’t alone. The mere sight of that homely acronym (an umbrella term…

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If Birth Control Were Free, Which Type Would You Choose?

Originally published on May 24, 2012, on bedsider.org. In terms of effectiveness, not all birth control methods are created equal. And if there was any doubt as to which methods stand out in that a…

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