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Birth Control 101

Parenthood is the most rewarding job of them all. It’s something that most women look forward to their whole lives. However, more than half of all births to unmarried, 20-something women are unintentional according to the Knot Yet Report. Pregnancy and childrearing are things that you want to be completely ready for. And if you aren’t ready? No worries, MWM has got you covered. We’ve provided a rundown of the variety of options to choose from when it comes to having sex without babies.

Intrauterine contraception

Intrauterine contraception is a very effective method of contraception with a less than one percent fail rate. This means that for every 100 women using the device .2% of those using copper IUD and .8% of those using the Levonorgestrel IUD will become pregnant. This is a great method for those with a busy schedule, because there is nothing to remember once it is inserted.

Copper T intrauterine device (IUD) —This IUD is a small device that is shaped in the form of a “T.” Your doctor places it inside the uterus to prevent pregnancy. It can stay in your uterus for up to 10 years.

Levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG IUD) —The LNG IUD is a small T-shaped device like the Copper T IUD. It is placed inside the uterus by a doctor. It releases a small amount of progestin each day to keep you from getting pregnant. The LNG IUD stays in your uterus for up to five years.

To find out more methods of birth control, read the rest of the story at Made Woman Magazine

This post was written by Adena for Made Woman Magazine. 
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