IUDS: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

One woman’s tumultuous tale of getting (and getting rid of) her IUD

By Madeline Anthony

Soo... you’re considering getting an IUD? Sit down young grasshoppers, and listen to the tale of an IUD-haver who came before you, and learn from her wisdom. Ok but seriously, there is a lot to talk about when it comes to IUDs (or intra-uterine devices). I’m here to lay it out for you: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Let’s get into it.

The good:

I had a three-year Skyla IUD inserted right before my 22nd birthday (like, the day before). At the time I thought three years was sufficient, because by the time I turned 25, I would obviously be so wise, mature, and financially stable that I might want to have a child (spoiler alert: not the case at all), but a girl could dream.