Top 10 Reasons I Love My IUD contributor Abby Spector, who is majoring in Feminine/Gender/Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University, confesses her love for her IUD:

  1. No hormones!
  2. But if you like hormones, they offer one with hormones.
  3. I don't need to remember take a pill, change a patch, get another shot, or visit the doctor.
  4. Where will you be in 12-years? That's how long the IUD can last. (No worries. You can get it removed any time).
  5. I love Norway. Norwegians love the IUD, with 27% of their safe, sexually active women using an IUD.
  6. IUDs are 99% effective. Woo!
  7. The T-shape makes me think of a mini-cross lodged in my uterus. It's like Jesus warding off sperm.
  8. In the process of insertion, I learned that I have a tilted uterus. I feel unique, like there's a mini slide in my va-jay.
  9. My mom has one. I trust that lady and I love her uterus.
  10. My bank account. It's one of the most -- if not THE most -- inexpensive form of birth control: $500 to $1000 for up to 12 years. That's less than 7 bucks a month, or less than 23 cents a day!

For more information, read Dr. Vanessa's low down on the IUD, go to, and talk to your gynecologist.

-- Abby Spector


photo by Liz Henry (laptop included for scale)