What to Do If Your IUD Is Causing Bleeding, Spotting, or Irregular Periods
An IUD (intrauterine device) is a solid choice for long-term birth control: it can last you for three to 12 years and once inserted, it doesn't require the kind of everyday upkeep that oral contraception does.
If You Have Endometriosis, Consider These 3 Types of Birth Control to Help Alleviate Pain
An estimated 200 million people worldwide have endometriosis, and it's considered "a major cause of pain and infertility," said Jessica Shepherd, MD, an ob-gyn and chief medical officer of Verywell Health.
The Copper IUD Wasn't For Me — Here's Why It Took Me a Long Time to Accept That
To be fair, my ob-gyn at the time was very honest and clear about possible side effects associated with a copper IUD — potentially heavier and longer periods, cramping, and spotting for the first few months after insertion.