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…

Continue reading

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,

Continue reading

misplaced iud intrauterine device paragard copper coil copper iud liletta kyleena mirena iud hurts to have sex pain in abdomen perforated uterus

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…

Continue reading

iud removal ignored by doctor not taken seriously copper iud paragard mirena kyleena liletta intrauterine device copper coil removed side effects larc severe pain dizziness bleeding help how do i get my iud removed covered by insurance fees appointments

Study: Women Seeking IUD Removal Face Roadblocks to Care

In a study published in February 2020 in the international reproductive health journal Contraception, researchers found that many women seeking to have their intrauterine device (IUD) removed often face delays and roadblocks from their healthcare providers. The study, led by Jennifer Amico of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, employed a mystery caller process to contact 229 clinics across ten…

Continue reading

iud intrauterine device iud side effects copper iud reaction copper toxicity brain fog nausea dizziness adverse effects health risks heart palpitations fear anxiety depression birth control side effects paragard liletta kyleena mirena womens stories iudalert

The Power in Sharing Your IUD Story

“We cannot rely on doctors to be upfront with women about the risks of birth control. So, it’s up to us.” This has become something of a mantra for me over the past few years. Sure, I run into the occasional woman who hears me talking about the risks and accuses me of fear mongering. But for the most part,…

Continue reading

iud alert side effects birth control pill hormonal contraceptives negative health complications history of birth control dangerous iud

Bad Side Effects: A Persistent Part of Birth Control History

An increasing number of women are turning to menstrual charting apps for health management or to try natural forms of family planning. In a 2018 Cosmo survey, 70 percent of young women said they’d either stopped taking the Pill or had considered doing so in the past three years. It would appear that birth control is starting to get a…

Continue reading