What birth control has the least side effects?

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Dr. Thalia Farshchian (Naturopathic Doctor) answered
I agree with the Paraguard IUD.  There is absolutely no hormone and very convenient as you don't have to remember to take a pill every day.

One thing to keep in mind --- it is common for women to experience cramping and increased bleeding for the first few months.  It doesn't happen to everyone and it usually goes away once the body adapts to it, but it is something to consider if you already have very difficult periods.

If that is the case, the other option is the Mirena IUD.  This one is low progestin-only and very tolerable.

With any birth control especially the IUD, it is important to maintain safe sex practices as it doesn't cover any infections.  

I hope the info is helpful!
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Anonymous commented
Super helpful! Thank you so much!
Anonymous answered
I was previously on Micronor, a progestrin-only pill that caused no side effects for me. An issue with Micronor, however, is that you must be diligent in taking it at the exact same time every day (other pills are more forgiving).

Currently I have Paraguard, a non-hormonal IUD. I wish I had this all along! My period was heavier than usual for the first year, but the convenience and current lack of any side effects has been amazing.
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