38 min

20. Is the Copper IUD a better choice than the Mirena‪?‬ Follow your Flow

    • Health & Fitness

I get a lot of questions about contraception, with women looking for alternatives to the pill. And one question that always comes up on this topic is - what is the difference between the Copper IUD (intra-uterine device) and the Hormonal IUD? The common and understandable way of thinking is that the copper IUD is better because it doesn't have the hormones. And/or the hormonal IUD is better than the pill because the hormones are only released locally. In this episode I take a look to see what's really going on here with these intra-uterine devices. Are they effective? How do they work? How do they impact the body? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?

Here are some of the main points discussed in this episode:

•What is the Copper IUD? And how does it work?
•The Copper IUD used as emergency contraception
•What is the Hormonal IUD? And how does it work?
•Do the hormones in the Mirena only act locally to the reproductive organs?
•How effective are these methods of contraception?
•Do these methods of contraception affect ovulation?
•What is copper toxicity? And what symptoms to look out for?
•What are the side-effects of both the Copper IUD and the Mirena?
•What are the advantages and disadvantages of both?
•How much do they cost comparatively?
•The importance of being informed and working in partnership with your doctor on the topic of contraception.

SHOW NOTES: https://www.followyourflow.com.au/podcast
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/_followyourflow_/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/FollowYourFlowForever

WORK WITH SARA: https://www.followyourflow.com.au/work-with-sara

IMPORTANT: The information in these podcasts is of a general nature for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness or address any health concern you may have, and it may not be suited to your personal circumstances. It is in no way to be used as a substitute for or alternative to the advice of a registered medical or health care professional. By engaging with this material and any other material distributed by Follow your Flow, you are acknowledging that you are solely responsible for any decisions you make regarding your health, you will not rely on any information presented by Follow your Flow in making health decisions, and that you have consulted with a registered medical practitioner on your particular circumstances, conditions and goals and will continue to do so. If you do not agree with this statement, you should not listen to or use the podcasts on this site or use any other information provided by Follow your Flow.

I get a lot of questions about contraception, with women looking for alternatives to the pill. And one question that always comes up on this topic is - what is the difference between the Copper IUD (intra-uterine device) and the Hormonal IUD? The common and understandable way of thinking is that the copper IUD is better because it doesn't have the hormones. And/or the hormonal IUD is better than the pill because the hormones are only released locally. In this episode I take a look to see what's really going on here with these intra-uterine devices. Are they effective? How do they work? How do they impact the body? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?

Here are some of the main points discussed in this episode:

•What is the Copper IUD? And how does it work?
•The Copper IUD used as emergency contraception
•What is the Hormonal IUD? And how does it work?
•Do the hormones in the Mirena only act locally to the reproductive organs?
•How effective are these methods of contraception?
•Do these methods of contraception affect ovulation?
•What is copper toxicity? And what symptoms to look out for?
•What are the side-effects of both the Copper IUD and the Mirena?
•What are the advantages and disadvantages of both?
•How much do they cost comparatively?
•The importance of being informed and working in partnership with your doctor on the topic of contraception.

SHOW NOTES: https://www.followyourflow.com.au/podcast
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/_followyourflow_/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/FollowYourFlowForever

WORK WITH SARA: https://www.followyourflow.com.au/work-with-sara

IMPORTANT: The information in these podcasts is of a general nature for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness or address any health concern you may have, and it may not be suited to your personal circumstances. It is in no way to be used as a substitute for or alternative to the advice of a registered medical or health care professional. By engaging with this material and any other material distributed by Follow your Flow, you are acknowledging that you are solely responsible for any decisions you make regarding your health, you will not rely on any information presented by Follow your Flow in making health decisions, and that you have consulted with a registered medical practitioner on your particular circumstances, conditions and goals and will continue to do so. If you do not agree with this statement, you should not listen to or use the podcasts on this site or use any other information provided by Follow your Flow.

38 min

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