If you have ever been told you cannot get a prescription refill on your birth control pills until you come into the doctor’s office for a Pap test; if your experience in the labor and delivery room involved medical professionals overriding or ignoring your expressed wishes; if you have ever received a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis due to a physician not listening to or believing your symptoms, you may have experienced “medical sexism.”
IUDs are a great birth control option. Why aren’t they more common?
There are many birth control options. This post describes what an IUD is, how they work, and some reasons they might not be as widely used as they could be.