Intrauterine devices are one of the most effective forms of reversible birth control, but few American women use them. That, however, is starting to change: The percentage of women using IUDs has grown rapidly in recent years as new products have come onto the market and as more doctors recommend women consider them.
Recent government reports show that over 6 percent of women — and over 11 percent of women ages 25 to 34 — now use IUDs to prevent pregnancy. Those are small numbers, but the share of women who have IUDs is still nearly double what it was just five years ago. To find out more about the reasons IUD use is on the rise, read “The IUD Is Getting More Popular In America. Here’s Why.”
I’m currently on my third IUD (this one is Mirena, first two were just copper) and I’d never go back to the pill! I suffer from endometriosis, and the Mirena is what gave me my life back. Prior to that, I was immobilized 20 out of 30 days of the month. Now I run a small business and nothing stands in my way!