You insert it (the placement doesn't matter at all) and leave it in your vagina for 3 weeks, take it out, have your period and then put in another one for 3 weeks. You can also do what I do and leave it in for 4 weeks and not have your period at all
Here is a link to it and you can also compare it to other methods of birth control, it also shows the hormone dosage so you can see how much less it is than the pill:
Here is the link to compare it to other forms of birth control :
Besides the NuvaRing that I have had experience with a have a few friends who love their Mirena IUD's. It is also very very low hormones, no estrogen. The Patch is a good choice as well.
Good luck. I just hope you find something that works well for your body and lifestyle.
LOL, yes, there are still people who use diaphragms--I really like mine. They are pretty effective, no weird hormones, and no loss of sensation (DH and I *hated* condoms!!!) The only annoying thing is that we have to stop while I go insert it, but anymore I usually know when it's likely that we will GIO, so I put it in before I come to bed. It stays in overnight, and I just remove it in the morning.
Now we use FAM (I highly recommend the book "Taking Charge of Your Fertility") and lambskin condoms when I am fertile. It worked perfectly for 2 years and we conceived ds the first month we stopped using condoms (also if your partner doesn't like condoms the lambskin ones are MUCH better!)
Jen Mama of 2 precious boys (9) (6) and still in with my Matt after 12 years together.
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Originally Posted by LoveChild421
I highly recommend the book "Taking Charge of Your Fertility"
My family: me , dh , ds (11), dd1 (9), and dd2 (3).
Tout va s'arranger à la fin. Si elle ne fonctionne pas; ce n'est pas la fin.
Originally Posted by Kleine Hexe
I'll insert my FemCap on Friday eveing and take it out Sunday night. If used with spermicide (I use natural stuff) the effective rate is in the 90's.
Hubby , ds (11) , adopted dd (10) , dd (6) , dd (1) & 3 foster dd's
|IUD's are suposed to be very safe and effective...there's one with and one without hormones.|