Interesting news… According to the Dublin Well Woman Clinic, more and more Irish women are opting for intrauterine devices (IUDs) and contraceptive implants instead of the pill. There is a smaller failure rate (because you don’t have to remember to take a pill every day) and over the long term, implants or IUDs are cheaper too.
I’ve always been slightly terrified of IUDs although I know that’s really foolish. Many of my friends swear by them, and they do have the benefit of being free of hormones – which can be a good thing. The first pill I ever tried messed gave me mood swings and killed my libido entirely. This obviously made it very effective and it is a testament to the wonder of love that my poor boyfriend didn’t dump me. His formerly even-tempered horny girlfriend turned into a tear-soaked frigid harridan. Luckily a change to a different brand made all the difference.
I’d be curious to hear from anyone that has switched to an implant or IUD. Was this a good choice? Any issues? Speak up!