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    Birth Control
    JRW1874 posted:
    Hi my name is John, and my girl friend just got the UID for birth control. We are both in the military and we dont want a kid right know, In a couple of years we will but our question is the doctor told us that the UID is the most effective birth control out there. It has been good so far, better then the previous ones. We were wondering just how effective it really is? It says on WebMd that their is no other steps needed to take to prevent pregnecy, does that mean that we have the same chance of getting pregnant if we pull out or if I go inside of her? See is realy scard cause she doesnt want a baby right now so we wont do it but I would like to and we just need some reasureance.
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    Poppy999 responded:
    Hi John.

    The IUD(Internal Uterine Device), is an effective birth control method.
    In simple terms, it works by "lining" the uterus, thus preventing a fertilised egg attaching itself to the wall of the uterus and developing and growing

    Of course this is technically not a "contraception", because the sperm can still fertiize egg...and you can open a whole new debate about that!
    Good luck.
    JRW1874 replied to Poppy999's response:
    Why did the Dr say that the chance of her geting prgnant from the pre cum is the same as if I just went insde with the IUD?

    Is that true or should we worry?
    veryinquisitive replied to JRW1874's response:
    Why aren't you asking the Dr about this? The Dr suggested the IUD as being the best form of birth control so go at it. Birth control is birth control. It all stops the sperm from fertilizing the egg. I'm surprised the Dr suggested an IUD to someone who hasn't had children yet. I always thought it was suggested as birth control for someone who had already had a child. It doesn't matter where the sperm are, in precum or in your orgasm. The IUD will prevent pregnancy.
    JRW1874 replied to veryinquisitive's response:
    Well she went to the Dr this morning for a check up on the IUD and she was supposed to talk to the Dr about it again for some reassurance but she clamed up and didn't asked, she is kind of shy so asked if I could come on here and try to get some reassurance for her. And to answer your question the Dr said that about a year ago they found out that it wasn't bad for a women the get an IUD, for the first couple of days she was in quite some pain with cramps then spotting for a while but after 2 weeks she was fine. Know she doesn't have to worry about taking a pill every day and her cramps have been getting better and no mood swings. My girl has about four friends and I have one that has the IUD and have had it for years, they said it is great and they said that their partners go inside of them almost every time and they have never had a scare. I am just trying to get some more feed back from really people that have been in this situation before and see what they think I mean is it worth it? Does it feel good for her as well as me? Will she like it? I just don't want it to be all for me and be selfish.

    If anyone has any experience in the matter please feel free to elaborate. Thanks.
    Lovemyhub replied to JRW1874's response:
    The IUD is the most effective - usually non-hormonal (depending upon what kind she has) birth control. It is more effective than the pill and the benefit is no hormones causing mood swings and volitility.

    I have had mine for 10 years. There have been no "scares" of even thinking I could be pregnant.

    As far as the sex...the feeling is the same as it was before having the IUD. Hubby can't feel it with his penis at all. Sex is much more enjoyable, carefree and spontaneous because we've never had to worry about getting pregnant.

    If doc checked the placement and it's good - you really don't have to worry about anything or take any other precaution - unless you're worried about an STD...which it does not sound like you are. IUDs will not do anything for an STD.
    JRW1874 replied to Lovemyhub's response:
    But do you have him pull out or no and is it selfish for me to want to go inside of her?
    Poppy999 replied to JRW1874's response:
    John, how old ARE you?!

    Everyone here has explained things at lenght to you.
    What are you on about..."pulling out" and "go inside of her"???
    If she has an IUD fitted she is not going to get pregnant.
    End of.
    JRW1874 replied to Poppy999's response:
    I was just trying to get clear anwser for her cause she wont belive any thing is all, no need to be rude.

    veryinquisitive replied to JRW1874's response:
    You could always write down your questions & she can give it to the Dr. But neither one of you should physically feel anything different than before
    JRW1874 replied to veryinquisitive's response:

    Thanks, I did try that . I actually went there with her. I am trying lol.
    Karen Luster, MD responded:
    You are correct. The IUD and the IUS (which is nothing but and IUD with hormone progesterone that is commonly found in some birth control pills) are both more than 99% effective. This is even more effective than the commonly known hormonal birth control which includes "the pill" which with usual use is 92-99% effective in preventing pregnancy.

    There are many effective options for pregnancy prevention in no particular order

    1. Hormonal ( birth control pills , patch, vaginal rings, shots/ injections)
    2. IUDs/ IUS (intrauterine devices)
    3. Barrier methods (male and female condoms, diaphragms, spermacide)
      1. Do not use spermicide with nonoxynol 9 and latex condoms it may help transmit the HIV/ AIDS virus if at least one partner is infected with the virus.
    4. Rhythm method counting out your fertility. More effective in women who have regular/ predictable periods.
    5. Permanent sterilization (called vasectomy in men and Tubal ligations "getting tubes tied in women)
    6. Continuous abstinence (not having sex) the only method that is 100% effective.

    For more info check out the Centers for Disease Control link. It has the "stats" for each method that way you can discuss with your doctor what you think is best for you.

    Because outside of abstinence, calendar counting, spermicide and condoms you need a doctor's prescription for the others.

    veryinquisitive replied to JRW1874's response:
    I feel so sorry for you. You're trying so hard to have questions answered & yet cannot be the one actually asking & hearing the reply. Hey, since you're in the military, couldn't you make an appt w/your Dr & ask the questions in your own appt? Explain your interest in learning more about this source of birth control & how it could affect your sexual activity. That's not a stupid question by all means. Good luck. I hope you find your answers & post them here. I'd be interested in learning about this topic also.

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