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I have researched about contraception after having 2 kids. What is, according to your experience, is the contraception with the LEAST SIDE EFFECTS.


Posted anonymously, 2nd April 2016


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  • I have found “the Pill” taken every day to be the most effective method, (in combination with condoms is generally a foolproof method)
    I previously tryed IUD and Mirena – both which gave me terrible side effects, left me feeling very sick and with infections and scarring that the Dr believes will prevent me from ever conceiving again and unfortunately so far the Dr has been right. I will spend the rest of my life advocating against any form of internal or invasive measure of contaception, purely based on my own horrific experience; and what now looks to be a future of infertility.
    If you are considering having another child again in the future I deffinitely reccomend taking the pill, its the most easily reversable, and has little to no long term side effects. Make sure you do your research, and have a discussion with your Dr. Your age, weight and general health are also factors for what sort of contraceptive you would be suitable for.


  • I had the Mirena inserted with no problems & very few side effects


  • I would think Condon would have the least amount side effects however I haven’t done a lot of research, if you don’t want more children your partner could get the snip!?


  • I would think condoms have little to no side effects and offer the best protection against both STDs and pregnancy (although not 100%).


  • Serotonin,
    If yours was done with clips they could come open. They are NOT 100% safe.
    Supposed to be low risk but it DOES happen and you can get pregnant. You can request your uterus to be removed, but if they consider you to be too young they may refuse. Supposedly if they cut & tie your tubes as they used to do, and leave your ovaries intact it lessens the risk of early menopause.


  • I’ve had the depo needle and can’t fault it at all


  • My body didn’t agree with any so I went for a tubal ligation. Big mistake, put my body into pre-menopausal hell. Whatever you do, research!


  • I have the mirena and its been great no forgetting to have the pill every day.. if you want it long term it needs to be changed every 5 years or can be taken out sooner if you want more kids..


  • Ive used pill, implanon and now on marina IUD but I’m thinking about removing the marina because it’s really affecting my skin and hair.


  • The pill works best for me. The mini pill i would bleed on and off throughout the month, felt sick, had pain etc. And i have never tried the bar or injection as i have heard many people experience bad side effects from them


  • the mirena is the best.Almost no side effects. had it on for about 4 years and when i wanted to have my second child took it off, got pregnant within 3 months. now planning on having it inserted again.


  • Work out when you ovulate each month and remain abstinent during the period. Before and after ovulation are fine to engage in sexual intercourse. Abstinence is free, easy and nil side effects!


  • Condoms have the least side effects!


  • I’ve heard soooo many scary stories about different forms of contraception that I have only ever used condoms & the pill!
    I would never try anything else.
    My friends have tried other options & some have had great experiences & some have had horrible experiences. I really think it depends on the individual & their body. Maybe speak to your doctor about the best options for yourself.
    Good luck!


  • I have a mirena and its great. The only side effect is irregular periods for about a year and then it almost disappears completely (its an awesome side effect). I used to have terrible pain every month for 2 days and now there is nothing, highly recommend!


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