IUD question

IUD question

Megan Jean Megan Jean
I have been reading up on IUD's, and from what I've read, this might end up being my choice of birth control. I'm horrible at taking pills, and the shot and patch didn't react well with my sister or mom, so I'm wary of those.
Thing is, I've heard that some gynos won't install an IUD if you have not had children.
So, I ask, do any of you ladies who have never had a child have an IUD?
12/23/2011
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Eucaly Eucaly
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Originally posted by Megan Jean
I have been reading up on IUD's, and from what I've read, this might end up being my choice of birth control. I'm horrible at taking pills, and the shot and patch didn't react well with my sister or mom, so I'm wary of ...
I've never heard of gynos refusing for that reason.
12/23/2011
Owl Identified Owl Identified
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Originally posted by Eucaly
I've never heard of gynos refusing for that reason.
It's actually very common. IUDs have a really serious stigma attached to them as old IUD models were linked to infertility in women. Doctors are more willing to insert them in women that have already had children and are certain they don't want any more.

My advice, Megan Jean, is the shop around until you find a reputable doctor that will. Planned Parenthood is actually pretty good for this!
12/23/2011
GonetoLovehoney GonetoLovehoney
Quote:
Originally posted by Megan Jean
I have been reading up on IUD's, and from what I've read, this might end up being my choice of birth control. I'm horrible at taking pills, and the shot and patch didn't react well with my sister or mom, so I'm wary of ...
It shouldn't be an issue. I was offered that as an alternate form of birth control when I asked about being sterilized. If a gynecologist won't install it, then find a different one. It will just hurt a bit more from what I understand, nothing else differs from those who have had children. If they try to feed you a bullshit story of *insert high percentage here* it'll get expelled or lodged in your uterus, set them straight.
Expulsion and implantation are rather rare overall.
You should be able to get that form of birth control.
12/23/2011
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