The good, the bad, and the extremely uncomfortable.
"IUDs are among the safest and most effective methods of birth control," Dr. Jonathan Schaffir M.D., an OB/GYN at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, tells Bustle — even if insertion is a real pain in the cervix. Here's what 15 people thought of the process.
Misoprostol, five Advils, five minutes later... I walked back home!
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A pain that doesn't last, for five-plus years of benefits.
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Went great — but I had it done after two childbirths.
I was shocked by the pain and screamed bloody murder.
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Anxiety. Stabbing. Relief.
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Painless, as my cervix was already numb from an abortion.
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Don't cut the strings too short: nightmare removal can ensue.
I had a panic attack after a doctor terrified me.
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I had a resident, MD, and doula: too many cooks.
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Most painful thing I've ever experienced, but glad I did it.
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I paid to be knocked out. Recommend it.
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Triggering if you’ve had a D&C or fetal genetic testing.
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I have high pain tolerance — oh wait, no I don’t.
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Crab claws pinching my uterus for an endless 10 seconds.
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Very sharp, intense cramping for five minutes.