In light of recent debates I thought now might be a good time to check in about birth control. What are we using? Do we like what we're using? Would we recommend it to others?
I'm using the Nuvaring, which is a flexible ring of some space-age material that contains the same hormones in the pill. You insert it and then remove it 21 days later, and then a week after that insert a new one. It's hormonal so it works the same way the pill does, but because it's delivered so close to the ovaries the dose is extremely low and it doesn't have to go through your bloodstream the same way. I've had zero side effects. I'd recommend it to anyone who doesn't have issues with hormonal birth control.
What are you using? Do you like it? I'd especially love to hear from those of you using Mirena or other IUDs.