IUD (Intrauterine Device): Testimonials
my philosophy around dating is old-fashioned methods so I do believe in courting in the sense where there's dates leading up to kind of I don't know the initial there has to be some kind of chemistry and I believe that starting off as friends is always a better way better route to go first and then if it develops from there I do like someone to to ask you know to be their girlfriend already have that relationship kind of solidified by the question I guess I really would like to have kids hopefully boys and hopefully their sports players I've been using birth control for a little less than ten years I think give or take and I've tried a lot of different methods and I definitely feel that the Mirena is the one that works best for me what I was on before was an implant in my arm I was using that method for a long time I would say a couple of years prior to that I was on the pill I just did not find it consistent so my doctor at the time had recommended the arm implant and worked great it was fine but then when the new product the Mirena the IUD came out I guess they kind of had worked out the kinks and I just felt that that was a better method to go with and it's great I it was an easy insertion the doctor was wonderful for the first couple months they did warn me that there would be kind of abnormal bleeding which there wasn't it wasn't out of control because I usually have regular periods anyway so maybe a couple days to the month I would spot and that was for the first six months but then after that my periods have been very very light maybe two days at most when I signed up for the Mirena originally my medical provider actually covered the cost and I just actually had a fifteen dollar blue $20 copay so it was awesome because it was only fifteen or twenty dollars and they covered the rest if I had to do the Mirena all over again I would definitely pay for it upfront if I didn't have medical coverage because it definitely outweighs it has more benefits than the knot and it definitely outweighs having to pay for say the pill or the patch every single month it's good for five years and I know that now that my body is adjusted to it that my periods are consistent and I have the protection without having to make an appointment every month my name is Jenna and I'm 24 years old and I use the Mirena IUD
Jenna, 26, IUD
It was awesome—only $20 and they covered the rest.
Jenna experienced spotting for the first 6 months, but that was no big deal. Now she has consistent and really light periods—no more than 2 days of bleeding a month.
Jenna’s Mirena was covered by her copay. But if you are uninsured or underinsured, you can get an IUD (as well as any other method of birth control) for free or at a low-cost at your nearest The Right Time health center.