The idea of getting a tiny plastic scarecrow shoved into my cervix? It’s almost too much to bear. But I’m doing it, because it’s the right thing to do. My regular birth control is about $60/month when I don’t have Take Charge (which is sometimes–it depends on how much money you make/don’t make each year, and mine fluctuates because I’m a freelancer), and an IUD is much cheaper over the 10 or so years I’ll have it.
Love the honesty—not to mention the determination. Reminds us a little of the fabulous post Lena Chen wrote for us about her IUD insertion experience (and the ongoing conversation about insertion pain in the comments). Best of luck, Hanna—we hear the pain is worth the gain!