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#1 of 4 Old 07-31-2011, 12:29 PM - Thread Starter
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Thank heavens for choices.

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Another option would be to have an IUD placed. If Paragard (the copper iud) is placed within 5 days of unprotected sex it is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. Then you also wouldn't have to worry about birth control until you're ready to get pg again.  It's more expensive than Plan B obviously.

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I've used both-- Plan B after a broken condom, and the copper IUD as regular birth control.  I like the IUD a lot-- but only if you're going to wait a few years for #2, not really worth it just for a few months. 


Plan B made me cramp and bleed a lot, but no long lasting side effects. 

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Just because the OPK is negative today doesn't mean it mightn't be positive tomorrow or the next day, and Plan B is more effective if you take it sooner. I'd go for the Plan B or the IUD like the PP mentioned. Plan B will probably make the rest of your cycle kind of wonky, so be prepared for your chart to be garbagey.

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