Kimberly, 29, IUD

I can't really even remember to take vitamins.

There’s a lot Kimberly likes about her Paragard IUD: it’s non-hormonal, lasts 10 years, and is over 99% effective. And now that she’s unemployed and uninsured, this mom likes that she paid for it up front and doesn’t have to find money each month for birth control.

So what about those pesky cramps she sometimes gets? They can be severe, no doubt. But all those other good side effects win out—it’s still the best method for her.

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