IUD

I'm 17 and i want to get an iud but i can't tell my parent's because they wouldn't let me. I also can't swallow pills and i have needle phobia. I'm from Rhode Island. What should i do?

The state of Rhode Island allows minors to consent for birth control services without their parents .   You may want to start by calling Planned Parenthood in Rhonda Island.  They provide all types of birth control including IUDs.  You will need to discuss your insurance with them and they can let you know if you can use your insurance without your parents knowledge. 

They could also refer you to other health care providers in your area that can provide these services.

I'm have an IUD that was placed in 2016. It's good till 2025. My periods last up to 5 days but this one is having me worried. I have been bleeding for 11 days now. Before i had this period my back would hurt so bad and my right side would hurt but that all went away cause i started bleeding. I went pee a few minutes ago. When i wipe on toilet paper there was a large blood clot. I have a photo of it. I'm worried. I'm not sure if it has anything to do with my IUD.

It is difficult to know what may be going on.  It is not unusual to get a heavy prolonged period with the paraguard IUD.

I think the best thing for you to do is schedule an appointment with your primary care provider or schedule an appointemnt at Corner Health. 


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