Looking for hormone-free birth control? Wondering if the IUD is right for you? The sisters give the low-down on the pros and cons of using a copper IUD.
There's been a lot of buzz in the media over the last few years about the copper IUD and it's popularity has been on the rise. For those looking to ditch the pill and go hormone-free it can be great. It lasts five years which makes it an inexpensive option, plus it allows for spontaneity and has an extremely high efficacy rate. But like all birth control options, it's not the right choice for everyone. In today's episode of Red Tent Sisters TV we share:
- How it works (if you're like us, the IUD was glossed over in health class so it feels sort of mysterious )
- The efficacy rate
- Potential risks and side effects
- First hand stories from Kim who had an IUD inserted last year (including her "secret" pain management strategy for having it inserted)
- Who shouldn't use the IUD
Kim & Amy Sedgwick love to discuss sex, periods, and all the other things we’re not supposed to talk about. The co-founders of Red Tent Sisters, they’ve been featured in every major Canadian news outlet and have become a trusted resource for people seeking natural (effective!) birth control, a more joyful sex life, and an empowered journey to motherhood.