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May Day
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The next time i'm in need of some contraception long term, i'm thinking a non-hormonal IUD. I'm a little over hormonal birth control and think an IUD sounds just right.

In Australia they are a little uncommon so getting a cost estimate online isn't going very well.
I think the three IUDs offered are:
-the multiload (which i don't know anything about) $70
-the copper TS80A, $70
-mirena, $330

I'm interested in frameless IUDs, like the flexigard, which i think may be a possibility. But i don't know what the cost of this sort of IUD would be, anyone familiar?

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Heather
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I have never heard of types available anywhere right now other than the Mirena and the Copper-T, and it seems the multiload IS a copper-T (which is not a hormonal IUD). The Flexiguard seems to be an IUD only available in clinical trails right now. However, your doctor is the person you'll need to talk with about an IUD regardless, so you can certainly ask him or her about the avilable types.

However, some IUDs are subsidized in AU, while others are not: http://www.privateclinic.com.au/Contraception.htm

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