Saturday, May 26, 2012

That will teach you. IUD Shaming after an abortion.

Not all forms of contraception have the same affect. The more reversible the form of family planning, then of course there seems to be a correlation of pregnancies. A woman can't get pregnant on her own, if she is sterilized or needs a procedure to become fertile again. Her reproductive freedom is essentially given away in these instances.

A big key to her freedom and choice is the ability for a woman to be fertile again and maintain fertility without the need of a medical professional intervening. This is why IUDs are strikingly different. While very effective, a woman has less control and freedom to become fertile. If a woman chooses an IUD, if has to be completely of her own will, not offered to her as an gift immediately after her abortion with her legs still open wide in the stirrups.

Immediate Use of an IUD Following Abortion More Likely to Prevent Unintended Pregnancies, Study Finds

To conduct this research, Bednarek and colleagues enrolled 575 women, ages 18 and older, who requested abortions at Oregon Health & Science University and three other U.S. academic health centers. The women were randomized into two groups: one group received an IUD within 15 minutes of their abortion, and the other group received an IUD two to six weeks later.

At six months, the researchers found the 258 women who immediately received IUDs had no significant adverse affects and no pregnancies, and more than 90 percent of the women were still using the device. Of the 226 women who underwent delayed insertion, there were, likewise, no significant adverse events; however, five of the 226 women became pregnant -- all were not using IUDs -- and only 77 percent were using the device at six months.

"A significant number of women who were randomized to the delayed insertion group did not return to get an IUD placed and instead chose a substantially less effective contraceptive method or none at all," explained Bednarek. "Our results show that women who would like to receive an IUD after an abortion, but are asked to make an appointment for a later date, may not return to actually receive the IUD, and, therefore are at higher risk to have another unintended pregnancy."

Maybe she changed her mind, she has a right to think about her form of birth control and shouldn't have to make a decision at the time of an abortion! When you are getting an abortion, you're priority is dealing with the abortion and not long term family planning. (I'm not endorsing abortion or contraception.) This medical practice is taking advantage of women in compromising situations by making her temporary infertile with "free" and "preventative" care in which she can not reverse without having a doctor agree to remove it. She is no longer in control without the someone else willing to give her back her fertility

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