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I'm thinking about getting Mirena or Paragard, or some type of IUC. Has anyone had these/what can you recommend.

I think I'd also feel safer if I took a mini pill or something that maybe isn't as strong as other birth control pills because women in my family do have a history of their bodies being unable to handle birth control pills.

I was just wondering how people reacted to these forms?

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The nice thing about the Paragard is that it's hormone free. I have one myself, and besides some crazy bleeding in the first three months, I have been very happy with it.

Everyone's body reacts differently to different types of birth control, so you'd want to talk with your doctor to see what's right for you.

One thing about an IUD is that generally, doctors want you to have been pregnant before. For more info: Intrauterine Devices (IUD, IUC or IUS) and other birth control methods: Birth Control Bingo!

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Hey kaleyedoscope,

You can also read about a bunch of people's experiences with different birth control methods here:

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