So I’m debating getting either an IUD or birth control implant with my tax refund. I’m in the US and will be going to planned parenthood for either one. I’m looking on advice for which seems better. Price wise they’ll be about the same for me. I do smoke, so I’m hoping to go to a method with less hormones than what I’m currently on (Alesse combo pill). I know that ideally quitting smoking would be a better option, but despite my best attempts that just hasn’t happened. I am in a stable, monogamous relationship. I’ve never been pregnant, and well I’m hoping to avoid that for another 2ish years. I guess what I’m not sure is if going for an IUD, specifically the paragard, or the implant would be a better idea. I’d love to hear how those of you with IUDs or the implant feel about this method. And to hear any side effect you’ve experienced.
Thanks for all the info!