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August 28th, 2006, 09:03 PM
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i dunno which b\c is best what are the good things and bad things about the patch, IUD , RING ??? i would like to know
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August 29th, 2006, 07:19 AM
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I've not used the ring, so I can't give good and bad advise on it.

I currently have the IUD and I love it. I like it because I don't have to do anything. I just have to check for the strings once a month. I also like it because we aren't planning on having kids so overall it's the cheapest for long term b/c. It's also as effective as sterilization yet I can get it taken out and immediately start TTC if I want. Some bad things that I noticed are that my AF is heavier than with the hormone b/c and my string is kinda long so I have had to put it back "in" before. Other than that I would recommend it!!

I've also used the patch. I liked it because I didn't have to worry about taking a pill every day. I changed it once a week. I also had no problems with it. My AF was pretty light and I had no spotting or anything in between. Some things that I didn't like were that it can be a little hard to get off when it's time to remove it. Also, you are limited with where you can put it. So, you can't always hide it under a bathing suit or something like that.

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August 29th, 2006, 08:42 AM
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i dunno which b\c is best what are the good things and bad things about the patch, IUD , RING ??? i would like to know[/b]

Different women have different preferences, so there isn't really an answer to what's best. All forms of hormonal birth control have long term health risks, that can't be ignored (all forms of the Pill, the patch, Depo, nuva ring, the Mirena IUD, etc). They work by:
a) suppressing ovulation
B) thickening cervical mucus to make it difficult for sperm to get through
c) making the lining of the uterus too thin to support a pregnancy, so if breakthrough ovulation and conception do occur - the pregnancy will not be able to continue

Good things? Fairly reliable for avoiding pregnancy
Bad things? Side effects like moodiness, decreased libido, weight gain, increased risk for breast cancer, blood clots (heart attack and stroke), secondary infertility, etc. Just read the insert that comes with whatever form you choose - it lists all the risks/side effects.

Whatever you pick, DO YOUR HOMEWORK and find out all the risks associated with it.

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September 4th, 2006, 07:30 PM
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I decided that im going to use the IUD it seems like the best way to prevent another unplanned pregnancy and when i want to start TTC i cant have it taken out ..if its before 5 years! and if not i can get it renued after 5 years

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September 5th, 2006, 07:18 AM
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I'm glad that you decided what was best for you!!

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