IUD (Intrauterine Device): Testimonials
I chose to use the Mirena kind of as a last resort. I’ve been on almost every kind of birth control under the sun. I couldn’t remember to take the pill. Other things were causing me problems, and I just needed something really low maintenance. There were definitely a couple times where there were like three or four days where I forgot to take my pill. That’s probably when I got pregnant. I had an abortion before I went in to get the Mirena. And it was pretty traumatic. Didn’t ever imagine that that was something that would happen to me. I always knew that I wanted to have kids eventually, but I definitely am not ready. I’m not even close to being ready to have kids. I originally found out that I was covered for the IUD because when I had to go in for the abortion, when I was doing research and stuff, I was really, really worried about how much it was going to cost. I went to Planned Parenthood and talked to them. They read my insurance and fortunately it was covered through them. I would pay, I mean, pretty much anything. Like I really enjoy having sex, so I don’t want to stop doing that! So it’s definitely worth it. I mean, if I had to pay out of pocket, I still would have got the IUD. I love that it’s just there and you don’t have to worry about it. I really like how effective it is. I feel very comfortable using it, knowing that there’s no chance of me getting pregnant, or a very, very slim chance. My name is Kat. I’m 23, and I use the Mirena IUD as my choice of contraception.
Kat, 22, IUD
I just needed something low maintenance.
Kat has been on “almost every kind of birth control under the sun.” She couldn’t remember to take the pill and, in fact, got pregnant while using that method. Knowing she needed something more reliable, she decided on a Mirena IUD.
At first Kat was worried about the cost of her IUD, but she talked to her provider and found out it was covered by her insurance. In hindsight, she would pay “pretty much anything” for this method that removes the worry because it’s always “just there.”