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    Does anyone in melbourne know where to get them from? I did ask about it but my go was insistent that mirena was the way to go referred my to the local hospital and it took them 9 months to send me an appointment :/ which I declined because I didn't want the mirena

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    Any gynecologist would be able to do a copper iud. When you see them, just tell them you want the copper one not mirena. They'll give you a perscription and most likely the chemist will have to order it in for you (took 2 days fir them to get mine), then you take it back to the gyn who does the insertion. Takes about 10 minutes.

    I've had 3 now (prior, between, and after my kids). The first one, my dr thought he was doing me a favour by referring me to the royal womens hospital because the appointments were free. Like you, the appointment took months to get in and then I got a gyn who didn't want me to have one because I wasn't married and would want the IUD out in a couple of years to have kids (I did, but so what?) Next time I went to a private gyn. So much easier, 2 appointments and done in a week. Even paying for the appointments, it's still a very cheap form of birth control.

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    Can a gp not put the iud in?

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    I had a private gyno put mine in but just went to a gp to get it taken out, there was no charge to have it removed either. I may have just gotten a good dr because I expected to pay to have it removed.

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    Some GPs may be able to put an IUD in, they'd need extra training I believe. None of the GPs at my clinic can insert one.

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    I haven't read the other replies, but I got the copper IUD almost 2 years ago. I love it. I think it's the best contraceptive I've tried. No trying to remember a pill everyday, no hormonal reaction. My periods aren't heavier or more painful and My cycle is regular.

    Edited: I definitely recommend one


 

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