The Use Of Contraceptives (Part 15) – IUD
The Use Of Contraceptives (Part 15) – IUD: They call it IUD for short and Intrauterine Devices for long.
To the pictures below:
The first picture is a T-shaped object with strings. That is the IUD we are talking about.
The second picture is graphical. How it ‘ideally’ fits into the uterus.
The third picture is an X-ray scan of someone it has been implanted into.
The fourth picture is an X-ray scan of a woman that got her uterus seriously punctured either due to wrong implantation or the complications that come with having something foreign in you. She took the X-ray as evidence to sue the team. But the damage has been done already!
Listen to this advert about IUD made by Rachel Feltman a science editor at Popular Science Media Group, in November 10, 2016.
“Basically anyone who has a uterus and doesn’t want a baby in it right now is a good candidate for IUD use. The tiny, T-shaped devices can be made with and without hormones, lasting around 5 to 12 years, respectively. They’re already the most common form of reversible contraception used worldwide. . . their popularity in North America is on the rise, but they’re still much more common in Asian, European, and African nations.”
The advert is not finished o. Let’s continue. . .
“. . . while most methods of birth control have much higher failure rates than they “should” – the pill, for example, is more than 99 percent effective at preventing pregnancy in theory, but has something like a 9 percent failure rate in the real world because of late and forgotten doses – an IUD maintains its 99 percent effectiveness unless it falls out, which isn’t very common.”
Do you still need me to analyze this advert. Is there someone in the class that have seen what I am trying to point out?
Now, listen to the testimony of a woman who rushed in to get IUD implanted into her:
“When I got my IUD I thought yippee! No more pills, no more migraines, no more aching legs. My only “job” was to check the string regularly to make sure that I hadn’t accidentally lost my IUD.
“But the first thing I noticed was very bad cramps during my period. I had never had any before. Also, I noticed that the flow was much heavier.
“The Next problem developed gradually. Before I got my IUD my periods lasted about four or five days. Right after I got it, they began to last seven, eight, or nine days. Then month by month they lasted even longer. By the time I had the IUD removed, I was bleeding almost constantly. I had worn it less than fourteen months.”
Now, let us pause and say this:
Did the advert mention that:
There is the risk of IUD embedding in the uterine wall, i.e fused into the uterus and it becomes inseparable – a problem that may require surgical attention???
The uterus is perforated when it is inserted, and perforation can occur anytime – days, weeks, months, or even years after the initial insertion???
One will easily get Anemia and other illnesses caused by blood losses associated with heavy menstrual bleeding provoked by the IUD???
One can suffer pelvic inflammations and infections due to the IUD strings which may act like a wick, drawing harmful bacteria into the uterus???
Almost 70 percent of all IUD users have had their devices removed within one year of the insertion???
The advert never mentioned any of the above. But do people care? NO!
Some have taken contraceptives to be a religious fight, instead of being critical and objective.
Some of you think that it is what is written on the body of the bus you are boarding that guarantees safety.
By the way, did I mention how much it will take to buy and implant IUD that comes with a guarantee of all those wahala bonuses I mentioned above?
That reminds me sef, all of you have your smart phones! Google!!!