Our expert says:
The reason why doctors are reluctant to insert IUCDs if you have not had children is as follows. If you are not in a monogamous relationship, infections are commoner. The IUCD can allow these infections to move up to the uterus and tubes and this can cause infertility. If you are not at risk for STDs, this is not a problem.
The insertioon is a bit uncomfortable.
The copper IUCD is relatively cheap, but ahs the side effects of heavy and more painful periods. The Mirena is more expensive and the advantage is that periods are much lighter or absent.
The copper IUCD is about 98% safe and the Mirena 99.5%.
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