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How the Mirena IUD saved me from endometriosis

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birth control , benefits, communication, IUD, pregnancy, thxbirthcontrol

I have a chronic reproductive illness called endometriosis. It took years of bad experiences with my period and birth control to even find out I have endometriosis, much less get help for it, but the Mirena IUD finally gave me the relief that I needed from this horrific illness. While birth control didn’t literally save my life, it certainly saved my quality of life.

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How to keep your makeup from sliding off your face even if you're sliding out of your chair

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birth control , frisky friday, how-to

It’s definitely still summer, despite what all the back to school ads would have us believe. Do you know how we know it’s still summer? Because we have to wring out our underwear after walking to the corner and our eyebrows are literally melting. We can’t solve the problem of profuse sweating (thanks for keeping us cool, I guess, autonomic nervous system???), but we can solve the eyebrows thing.

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Or the members of an Icelandic girl band

There are some differences among the five IUDs. The biggest is that the copper IUD (Paragard) is non-hormonal, while the other four (Mirena, LILETTA, Kyleena, and Skyla) contain a hormone called levonorgestrel, which is a type of progestin. While they all work very well to prevent pregnancy, the non-hormonal IUD can have different benefits and side effects than the hormonal IUDs, and the four hormonal IUDs have some differences among them as well. Which IUD is best for you depends on what’s most important to you.