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‘The new visitor in your uterus’

Painful IUD insertion a warning sign “It’s not just the pain; it’s also the deep biological sense that something in your body that should not be messed with is being aggravated, activating what I can only describe as a fight-or-flight response where you can actually do neither, since the threat is inside of you,” writes Casey Johnston of her experience…

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The Unique Dangers of Depo-Provera Birth Control Shot

How hormonal disruption leads to immune suppression “Depo Provera is the only contraceptive to mimic cortisol in the body, which makes its side effects really serious,” said Dr. Joel Brind, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Human Biology and Endocrinology at Baruch College of the City University of New York. Depo has been shown to increase a woman’s risk of both loss…

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Depo-Provera is more than a Method of Birth Control—It’s a Means of Controlling Women

As a women’s health advocate, educator, and activist, I have followed the evolution of birth control over the last 35 years. I have witnessed a particularly troubling change as women have gone from being “in control” of early birth control methods like the pill, condom, and diaphragm, to newer methods (particularly in the class of long-acting reversible contraceptives, or LARCs)…

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IUD Risks: When IUDs become embedded, surgical removal might be necessary

Among the most severe potential complications of an IUD are the risks of perforation, infection, and/or expulsion of the device. While these complications are purported to be rare, stories in popular media and articles in medical journals highlight that such risks with an IUD do exist. For the women who encounter those complications, the experience can be both devastating and blindsiding.   In a recent article from the journal Images…

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Britney Spears, IUD

Do IUD’s Really Liberate Women?

Spears’s gut-wrenching testimony starkly illustrates that when women cede control of their bodies to devices like IUDs, it paves the way for an alarming loss of bodily autonomy — all the more horrific for women who were forced to have the device implanted in the first place,

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Is my IUD misplaced?

Some women who have had intrauterine devices (IUDs) inserted, whether a hormonal IUD or a copper IUD, experience symptoms such as painful cramps, painful sex, pain in their abdomen or cervix, or unusual bleeding between periods. If you have any of these symptoms, you might be experience a misplaced or displaced IUD. According to Healthline, signs and symptoms of a…

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