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MarilynSexy
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I dont want to ruin my cycle, so do I start the pill the Sunday AFTER my birth control finnishes or the Sunday my period starts, I don't remember what my Gyno said
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Robin Lee
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Could you call your gyno's office when it opens tomorrow and ask to speak to the nurse or doctor? That way you'll get the information they want you to have and that is most suitable to your individual situation.

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MarilynSexy
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OK and one more question is there a necessity to use a condom with paragard? I heard its like sterilzation very rare to get pregnant with and iud in there, and I heard mirena can cause infertility can paragard do that
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IUDs have 98%-99% effectiveness rates for preventing pregnancy. These are pretty darn high. WE have no information about the Mirena IUD leading to infertility after it has been removed. Here's more info on IUDs.

Intrauterine Devices (IUD, IUC or IUS)

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MarilynSexy
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they don't advise it for women who haven't had children yet, at least one, I don't know... Its the best form of birth control tho, in my opinon, essp since my insurance isn't paying for my pill anymore and I don't want another pill nor do I really want hormones and I don't trust or like condoms
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If you're interesting in trying an IUD, it would be worth talking to your doctor about it. From the article linked above:

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If you have never been pregnant before -- whether you had a child or terminated a pregnancy -- your healthcare provider may not advise an IUD because the size of your uterus is may make insertion or wear more uncomfortable, and can put you at a higher risk of your body expelling the device. Those issues don't really present dangers, just discomfort or pain, or the inconvenience of paying a lot for a method only to have it not work for you, or to have to pay for it again and have it inserted again if it expels. Not having been pregnant before also does not mean you can't have an IUD or it isn't safe for you to have an IUD. Some providers also will not advise an IUD for women with high risks of STIs.


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MarilynSexy
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Yeah I read that [Frown]
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Sorry about that! I completely spaced out and meant to highlight that despite that, women who have never been pregnant can definitely still use an IUD and it's not unsafe. It's up to you and your doctor to discuss whether it would be a good option while considering your medical history but it's certainly doable.

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MarilynSexy
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Yeah but if there is a chance that I can nver have a baby again or be pregnant (because it wiill expel because it doesn't fit well) its like pointless
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The IUD doesn't cause infertility... If you are interested in it you could talk to your doctor about it and see if they would recommend it.

Also if it expels Its not like you wouldn't notice it until you were pregnant... You can feel the IUD coming out.

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