Related to my current rant in The Pit, I’m trying to decide whether to change my current BC method from the Depo Provera shot to the IUD. I’d like to get off of hormonal BC if I can, and I’ve been doing a lot of reading recently on the IUD, so I have a pretty good idea of the stats on effectiveness, risks, etc. I was just hoping that some of you with practical experience in this area could share your experiences, and possibly answer the following questions:
How much did you pay for your IUD? If I go with this option, I plan on getting the copper T, as the only other one available in the US contains a hormone.
If the IUD is accidentally expelled, do you have to pay whatever you answered in Question #1 again, or is there some sort of coverage for a replacement if this happens?
I don’t get regular periods unless I’m on the pill. If I go with the IUD, and I’m not getting my period…how will I know when to worry about whether the IUD failed and I’m pregnant??
Thanks in advance.