When it comes to birth control, the IUD has something of a bad reputation. Or at least, that’s what most people bring up when you mention it. But, thankfully, all that’s changing now. In fact, one might even say the IUD is now trendy (because if the New York Times is on it…). All that being said, the IUD still has to work against certain stigma, like some providers being unwilling to insert them in people who haven’t given birth. Yet it looks like a change is on the horizon.
Earlier this week, the American Academy of Pediatrics came out with the recommendation that the IUD is one of the best forms of birth control for teens. In fact, they recommend it over the Pill. Huzzah, go #TeamIUD!
For more on the IUD and clearing up some misconceptions, check out this video.