A Woman Explains Female
Birth Control Methods

THE IUD (INTRA-UTERINE DEVICE)
• This T-shaped gadget is inserted in the woman’s uterus and prevents sperm from synching up with an egg for up to a year. That gives guys plenty to celebrate, but my biological clock ticks way too loudly to ever try this.

• She can set it, then forget it like those slow cookers sold on TV. So there’s also nothing to think about every month or right before sex.

• There are minimal side effects, and it begins to work soon after it’s in and quits working as soon as it’s out.