I talked to my doctor about it and she recomended for me not to get one. I have problems taking synthetic hormones and the new ones contain a form a progesterone. The older (copper t) ones use copper which somehow works but my doctor says this leads to women having more painful / heavy/ longer periods. Plust their is stil small posibility of permanant damage, and seeing as I wan't to have kids definately I didn't want to take the risk.
she says she is very reluctant to give them to younger women because there is a risk (ie. it pops out and could puncture things that you need to live and/or make babies with)
and recommended 'the shot' over an IUD for someone my age.
i know a couple of girls that have them..they seem to work a-0k though.
aand the new ones are made with progesterone (to ease cramps & heavy flow)
i hear not all women can handle an IUD, without it being painful..it depends on your shape.
you should ask your dr., its your choice..but they will probably be able to help you find what works best and most comfortably for your particular body.
so i dont have one..but i was asking about one recently? heh?
i thinking the shot sounds like a better alternative.
because..even after learning about iuds; im still uncomfortable with the idea of it