Hear real people share their very real experiences with different methods of birth control.
IUDTika, 19, IUD
"Honestly, I think it’s so worth it."
Feb 01, 2017
Tika found the non-hormonal Paragard IUD to be the perfect option for her body. She knows she wants to have kids someday—and she knows now isn’t the right time. Tika felt that the super-effective, long-lasting non-hormonal IUD would be the best way for her to protect against pregnancy. She especially likes that she can set it and forget about it.
Tika’s period did get heavier with her IUD, but she doesn’t mind. To her, the benefits outweigh any side effects.
Does it hurt to get an IUD?
"You know, you kinda have to bear through it until your uterus is like, 'okay, we're friends, we're gonna work together.'"
Ellie, 27, IUD
"I love being able to say I haven’t had a period since I was 17 years old."
Lindsay, 30, IUD
"I never even think about it being there."
Mal, 30, IUD
"Take care of your vaginal health as much as you can."
Evelyn, 28, IUD
"My partner does not feel the strings."