” I’ve never been to family planning, however, I am interested in getting an IUD. I know you must be on your period when you get the IUD put in, and that you must first have a pelvic exam/ pap smear done. I was wondering if this could all be done on the same day while on your period, or would I have to make two separate appointments, one before my period, and one while on it? Thanks!”
A: At the Family Planning Association, a patients’ first visit will include a pelvic exam and STD testing. A second visit will need to be scheduled and this is when the IUD will be inserted. It is recommended to have the IUD inserted within 7 days of the start of your period. This will make the insertion more comfortable.
“I am interested in getting an IUD but have heard that if you have no children you can’t get an IUD. I was wondering what the “rules” are to make someone eligible for an IUD.”
A: “Everyone’s situation is unique. Contact your health care provider to discuss if the IUD would be a good option for you.”
“Does family planning implant the hormonal iud Mirena?”
A: Yes, the Family Planning Association does have Mirena. If interested in more information you can call Family Planning and schedule an appointment at 440-352-0608.
“How much does a IUD removal cost?”
A: At the Family Planning Association, the cost is based off of a sliding fee scale; which is determined by a persons’ income and family size. For further information, we recommend calling Family Planning at 440-352-0608.
”I was wondering if your organization offers Mirena or IUD devices and how much they typically cost. I use Depo-provera right now and I was reading about how it deprives a woman of calcium, so obviously I don’t want to be on it forever and I don’t want to go back to pill packs”
A: FPA offers both the Paraguard and Mirena IUDs. The Paraguard is priced on a sliding fee scale, based on the patient’s income. The Mirena is available via the Arch Foundation, which provides free IUDS to patients who qualify according to the foundation’s income guidelines. If a patient’s income is too high to qualify for a free Mirena, the FPA can provide one for $350.