By The Ovee Team
Thoughts about what contraception the creators of Ovee use keeping you up late at night?
Fret no more! In celebration of World Contraception Day, we're letting it all hang out and telling you, our beloved community, what we've tried, what's worked for us, and what we're currently using when it comes to keeping our trains out of baby station.
I didn’t have a lot of guidance from my mother about birth control — we didn’t really talk about that kind of stuff. So, when I went to college, I had to figure things out for myself. I didn’t know a lot about contraceptives, but I knew one thing for sure: I did NOT want to take the pill. I’m too forgetful. I went through a lot to figure out what I needed. So I started with the shot (an injection in the butt or arm every three months), but had to get off that due to calcium deficiencies it can give you.
I moved to Nexplanon (an implant in your arm that stays in for 3 years), but after a year or so I wasn’t happy with that either. Hormonal birth control was really messing with my sex life, and I wanted an alternative that gave me the two things I wanted: NO babies and NO hormones. Enter: THE COPPER IUD! ❤
The copper IUD is completely non-hormonal and can stay in for up 13 years. My period came back immediately, but that’s a small price to pay for having my body feel normal and stable for the first time in my 4 year birth control journey. I ❤️ my copper IUD 😍
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It’s taken a lot of trial and error to figure out what contraception was right for me. I've been on some form of birth control since I was 18. I started off with the birth control pill, but as an inherently moody person, I struggled a lot to find the right prescription that did not increase my mental/ emotional instability.
It took a low hormone dosage to finally stabilize my mood swings, but there was one caveat.
I would forget days at a time, have to take high dosages on some days, and every period turned into a panic attack about whether or not there was a bun in the oven.
My roommate had an IUD so I decided to try it out. I had the Mirena for 5 years and absolutely LOVED it (minus the insertion pain and subsequent cramping for a month). My period almost completely disappeared and I was able to decide if/when I want a baby on MY terms. Thanks contraception <3
I chose an IUD for three reasons, first because I’m horribly irresponsible and could never remember to take my birth control pill to save my life, second because after over a year of bleeding every other week (and spending a fortune on tampons) the possibility of not having my period for a while sounded pretty phenomenal, and third I wanted a more permanent/long-term solution to ensure that, for at least the next 5 years, the government can't decide what's right for my body. #mybodymyrules #handsoffmybirthcontrol
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