The IUD Chronicles Part 5: Firsts

How stopping hormonal birth control has affected my period, bacne, mood, libido, and more.

Menstruation.

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Just-Got-an-IUD Starter Pack

Cramping.

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A “trainer uterus” for doctors learning how to insert IUD’s. What a fucking nightmare!!!!

Digestive changes.

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Iron supplements are usually a one-way ticket to constipation. Not so when you have a swollen uterus.

Skin.

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Sex & Libido.

Mood.

Leão De Bronze (Bronze Lion) by Quinteto Ternura has been my go-to “Let’s Get Happy!” song for years. Give it a listen as you read the rest of this piece. Bask in its sunny ebullience.
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This image is meant to represent a mindful, peaceful moment of contemplation and self-nourishment or some shit like that. It’s also a reference to another writing project of mine.

Gender Dysphoria.

In Sum:

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