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Old 09-29-2014, 09:50 PM
 
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I'll wait until after I have kids. I don't want to risk the IUD sticking to my uterus and ending my fertility.

For now, I'll use the LadyComp. It's expensive, but worth it in my opinion. It uses the basal body temperature method.

Red light=not okay to have sex; Green light=okay to have sex; Yellow light=unsure

It's only a yellow light when you forget to take it and in the beginning when you first get the Lady Comp. It has an alarm to wake you up at the same time. And when you're ready to start trying for a baby, you can use the Baby Comp. It'll transfer your data.
FIM or NFP can work great for a highly motivated woman with regular signs and a very regular period.

For an average teen whose cycles may not have stabilized and can't even remember to take a pill or in the heat of the moment use a condom....not to mention the raging hormones that cloud judgementioned at times....rotf...do you even have teenagers or are just shilling a product?
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Old 09-29-2014, 10:37 PM
 
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I wonder, what is the specialization of the doctors who issue such recommendations? "Pediatric endocrinological obstetricians"? "Obstetric pediatric endocrinologists"? Do doctors with this broad range of knowledge still exist?
I had horrible experience with a Depo Provera shot at age about 45, and never would like my daughter try hormones unless absolutely no other method is available. I don't know how it will screw up her system.
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Old 09-29-2014, 11:12 PM
 
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FIM or NFP can work great for a highly motivated woman with regular signs and a very regular period.

For an average teen whose cycles may not have stabilized and can't even remember to take a pill or in the heat of the moment use a condom....not to mention the raging hormones that cloud judgementioned at times....rotf...do you even have teenagers or are just shilling a product?
Raging hormones my ass... Sex creates babies, everyone knows that. If you don't want babies, then you should do everything in your power to not create one.

No, I don't have teenagers and I was just trying to spread the word about a product that many don't know about. I'm 20. I've always had very regular periods, which is why the product would be great for me. I get the fact that it's quite common to have irregular periods as a teen. I thought I'd provide insight on something considering the fact that I'm younger and the last time that most parents were teens was anywhere between 10 and 40 years ago (times have changed since then).

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I wouldn't want to recommend that to a teen though.
I see where you're coming from with that. I just don't see what's so hard about take a pill or inserting a thermometer at the same time every day. But hey, everyone's different.

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I wonder, what is the specialization of the doctors who issue such recommendations? "Pediatric endocrinological obstetricians"? "Obstetric pediatric endocrinologists"? Do doctors with this broad range of knowledge still exist?
I had horrible experience with a Depo Provera shot at age about 45, and never would like my daughter try hormones unless absolutely no other method is available. I don't know how it will screw up her system.
I've heard WAY too many Depo shot horror stories. I guess it still works for some. I don't want to insert hormones into my body. Personally, I don't think it's okay to put synthetic hormones into your body, but hey - people do it all the time.
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Old 09-29-2014, 11:25 PM
 
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I was told that the Mirena releases very small amounts of hormones...it was suggested to me as a treatment for heavy periods because the progesterone pills I had to take otherwise made my diabetes worse.

About teens and IUD or implant, I think it's a great idea. I'll be suggesting it to my daughter in a few years.
I got my teen daughter the Nexplanon implant when she started getting serious with her boyfriend. Other parents I know recommended it. It is progesterone-based, and her gyn said it is the most effective form of birth control next to abstinence (better than tubal ligation!) We are both relieved to know that she does not have to worry about pregnancy for 3 years.
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Old 09-29-2014, 11:39 PM
 
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Side effects of contraceptives must be weighed against pregnancy. Weight gain? Mood swings? Vs the misery of an unwanted pregnancy? No comparison.
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Old 09-29-2014, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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I'd highly recommend people read the actual paper, it's very informative:

Contraception for Adolescents
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Old 09-30-2014, 01:03 AM
 
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Putting the young girls on birth control such as implants, etc., is the smartest thing a parent can do today. With 1 out of 3 young women between start of puberty and 20 years old will get pregnant one or more times, it is the smart thing to do. Anyone that has worn condoms and not had at least one break, knows they are not a safe method. Back before modern birth control my wife and I went the condom route and the son we got due to a burst one is 48 years old and a grandfather. When we are by far the country with the highest teen age birth rate in the modern nations of the world. Three times higher than in Canada, and 10 times higher than Switzerland. Something needs to be done. Birth control is easier on the girls than abortions.

How many teen girls get pregnant every year? | Family Planning Plus
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:05 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Mirena is very popular here, every doctor I've spoken to about contraception has recommended it (been around here for longer than elsewhere so people are much more used to it, apparently the preferred method for women who've already given birth). As the hormone is localised there's less chance of hormone related side effects. The whole idea of having something "there" just puts me off though (though the thought of lighter periods and maybe no periods at all is very tempting!) but I'd probably recommend it to my daughter when she's a teenager instead of the Pill.
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Old 09-30-2014, 08:17 AM
 
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I'll wait until after I have kids. I don't want to risk the IUD sticking to my uterus and ending my fertility.
that was an issue of the model of IUD commonly used in the US in the 70s, the Dalkin Shield. That design was pulled and the manufacturer went bankrupt. The IUDs of today are extremely safe and offer both a non-hormone (Paraguard) and hormone (Mirena) option.
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Old 09-30-2014, 09:29 AM
 
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IUDs can have terrible side effects....the Mirena has hormones. The long term effects of bombarding teen girls' bodies with synthetic hormones, is not known.

Sounds like a crappy idea to me.
I concur. No way would I want my teenage daughter going this route.
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