• nycprochoicemd

    Although this is being marketed as a better option for younger women or women who haven’t had children, we have no evidence (as of yet) that it is easier to insert in these cases than the IUDs we already have.  Teenagers or women who have no children can get either the progesterone IUD (Mirena) or the copper IUD as it is.  The fact that this inserter is a few millimeters smaller might make a difference for a small percentage of people, but for most.

    When you factor in that this method (being the newest and “greatest”) will likely be the most expensive IUD, and that it only lasts for 3 years instead of 5-7 (as with Mirena) or 12 (as with the Paragard, or copper IUD), meaning women will have to pay another $800-1000 after 3 years of use, most women will be better off choosing one of the other options.

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  • meshook

    I actually had an appointment today to get Mirena, but was told Skyla had become available yesterday at my gyno’s office. I am 24 and have never been pregnant. I quickly chose Skyla. The insertion wasn’t too bad. I am having cramps now, but nothing worse than bad menstrual cramps. Just wanted to let anyone know who may be interested.

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