IUD (Intrauterine Device): Testimonials
Five years from now, hopefully, I will have gone to University College, London and gotten a master’s in geographic information systems for archeology. It’s a big goal. I want to have done enough in life before I have children so that if I have to, you know, push them and encourage them, I can say, hey, you can do it; I already did it, you know? Versus being in the process of doing things, I want to have accomplished a lot before I have kids. When I opted to go with the ParaGard IUD and I was told about the cost, to me almost initially I knew that it was worth it too, you know, shell out almost $300 and then never have to worry about it for the next ten years. I like things like that in my daily life. I love to have things where I just, you know, don’t have to worry about it. I can just put it aside. And that’s what I did. I paid $300 and I’m done for ten years. I don’t have to worry about anything. I thought it would be excellent to have a, you know, a device in there that physically obstructed my ability to get pregnant until I was ready to get pregnant. And they said that if you can take it out whenever you wanted, you’d be fertile within a month. And I thought that was perfect. When I initially discussed it with my OB-GYN, she said that it might have some beneficial effects for my menstrual cycle. I’m not really sure about that. My experience has not – has been that it’s just been maintained. It’s just been regular, which is perfectly fine. I would prefer that I have a regular menstrual cycle. What I love about the ParaGard is that there is no daily routine where I have to, you know, constantly be on top of my form of birth control. It’s – it’s inside of me; it goes where I go. I don’t have to worry about losing it. There’s – there is no excuse for me to, you know, to be negligent, because it’s already there. It’s already taken care of. You know, so that’s awesome. There’s no prescription to have to fill. I don’t have to keep track of it. My name is Brittany. I’m 24 years old, and I use the ParaGard copper IUD for birth control.
Brittany, 24, IUD
It's inside of me, it goes where I go.
Brittany has some big goals she’d like to accomplish before having kids. Like moving to London and going to graduate school. Wanting a reliable method that didn’t add to her daily To Do list, Brittany opted for a Paragard IUD.
She’s thrilled with her choice and doesn’t mind that she had to spend 300 bucks up front to get a 10-year method. It’s a long-term investment that’s sure to pay off.