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    (Original post by The_Goose)
    I couldn't possibly comment but if the choice between the implant and no periods and the IUD and periods I'd pick the implant, every time.

    Besides the tiny implant in the arm is less invasive than having an IUD fitted - i know only one person with an IUD and she said getting it put it was REALLY painful and the only reason she did was because she has a terrible reaction to any hormonal treatment, otherwise she'd have gone for the implant
    If you think about the invasivness - then actually the IUD is much less so, because it's just a copper coil. Whereas the implant uses hormnes for the control. This is eaxactly the reason why I chose the IUD, because it ment I wasn't having something mess up my hormonal cycles up - and yes, it doesn't have all that many side effects (I mean pills and etc...) but there is still the possibility.

    Also having a period every month is really reassuring, as I know for sure I'm not preggers - since nt a single method is 100%.

    And, pain thresholds vary from preson to person but the fitting is definitley not painful. Uncomfortable, smewhat similar to period pain but only lasts while it's being put in.
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    (Original post by ily_em)
    Fyi, you take the pill in a three week cycle, then have a 7 day break with a withdrawal bleed (period).
    Maybe its because im a boy... but that sentence sounded really weird....
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    (Original post by ArcaneAnna)
    If you think about the invasivness - then actually the IUD is much less so, because it's just a copper coil. Whereas the implant uses hormnes for the control. This is eaxactly the reason why I chose the IUD, because it ment I wasn't having something mess up my hormonal cycles up - and yes, it doesn't have all that many side effects (I mean pills and etc...) but there is still the possibility.

    Also having a period every month is really reassuring, as I know for sure I'm not preggers - since nt a single method is 100%.

    And, pain thresholds vary from preson to person but the fitting is definitley not painful. Uncomfortable, smewhat similar to period pain but only lasts while it's being put in.
    I wasn't referring to invasiveness to my hormanl system - more that I prefer to have a woman shoot a needle in my arm than a coil up my vagina to put it blunty. Periods are annoying tbh I hated mine, they were painful
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    (Original post by meatzaper)
    Maybe its because im a boy... but that sentence sounded really weird....
    As in you don't understand it? Would you like a clearer explanation?
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    (Original post by ily_em)
    As in you don't understand it? Would you like a clearer explanation?

    As in the term 'withdrawal bleed'
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    (Original post by meatzaper)
    As in the term 'withdrawal bleed'
    That's what it's called :P It's basically a fake period.
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    If you are able to remember to take the pill on a daily basis, then it would be a sufficient method. However if you are forgetful, I'd say IUD coil or the implant.
    Having said that, I recently saw a friend getting an implant done which seemed terribly painful (and it was extremely painful according to her) which has very much put me off the idea of getting it done myself
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    (Original post by ily_em)
    That's what it's called :P It's basically a fake period.
    Oh kk... I don't even know why I asked... but at least I learnt something new... thanks
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    Personally I'm on the depo (injection) and I love it as it stops my period - but seriously get her to do some research, after reading her options she'll probably be more likely to know which method she'd prefer. Some people hate not having their period (say they worry they're pregnant, feel unnatural etc.) whereas for me that was a huge PLUS cause they're annoying, so get her to see which she'd want to go on. Just by looking at this post - one user has said they'd rather have a coil fitted because there's no use of hormones, whereas hormones being used for contraception doesn't bother me but the idea of having a coil would - so we don't know which side effects, pros and cons will affect/bother your girlfriend so she needs to decide really, not you.
 
 
 
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