A new U.S. national survey reveals that more women are starting to switch from condoms and contraceptive pills to IUDs and contraceptive implants.
These devices are also said to be vastly more effective and reliable
compared to the Pill or condoms - the chance of pregnancy is only 0.2 to 0.8% with
IUDS, while the stats are even slimmer for contraceptive
Compared to condoms which comes with a 18-21% chance, and
you can see why most would want to switch. And thanks to the Affordable Care Act, which will cover both hormonal and copper IUD (as well as the implant) many more women are expected to join in this year.
However, the new study noted that these numbers still pale in
comparison to those in other countries: around one-quarter of women use IUDS or implants in places like France and Norway, while China reports around 41%. Some believe this may have to do with the longstanding misconception that the devices can cause pelvic infection and infertility (found that 30% of health providers are unconvinced that IUDs are safe for women who've never given birth).