iudmama (iudmama) wrote in menstrual_cups,
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Cups and IUDs - a poll!

There have been a few questions lately about which cup is best/safest to use with an IUD.
I think one of the biggest fears for IUD users who want to start using a cup...and for cup users who are thinking about an IUD... is whether or not cup use encourages IUD expulsion.
So here's a poll for cup users who have or have had an IUD.
Hopefully it will ease some fears and provide a clearer picture of cup use, IUDs, and expulsion.


Poll #1346549 Cups, IUDs, and Expulsion

What kind of cup do you use?

LadyCup
3(7.0%)
Lunette
6(14.0%)
Diva
22(51.2%)
Mooncup UK
7(16.3%)
Mia
1(2.3%)
Moon Cup US
2(4.7%)
Keeper
1(2.3%)
Femmecup
0(0.0%)
Instead
1(2.3%)

What kind of IUD do you use?

ParaGuard
22(51.2%)
Mirena
9(20.9%)
other
3(7.0%)
n/a
9(20.9%)

Have you had more than one IUD?

yes
5(12.5%)
no
35(87.5%)

If yes to the last question, why did you replace the first one?

expulsion
3(60.0%)
time was up
2(40.0%)
post pregnancy
0(0.0%)
didn't like the first one, trying a different kind
0(0.0%)

Have you ever been pregnant?

yes
15(36.6%)
no
26(63.4%)

Have you given birth vaginally?

yes
9(22.0%)
no
32(78.0%)

How long after your IUD was inserted did you start to use a cup?

1 month or less
14(42.4%)
2 months or less
8(24.2%)
3 months or less
1(3.0%)
6 months or less
4(12.1%)
1 year or less
3(9.1%)
2 years or less
2(6.1%)
5 years or less
0(0.0%)
5 or more years
1(3.0%)

Have you expelled an IUD since using a cup?

yes
4(11.8%)
no
30(88.2%)

Which type of IUD did you expell?

ParaGuard
2(40.0%)
Mirena
2(40.0%)
other
1(20.0%)

If you expelled an IUD, how old was your IUD?

1 month or less
1(20.0%)
2 months or less
0(0.0%)
3 months or less
1(20.0%)
6 months or less
2(40.0%)
1 year or less
1(20.0%)
2 years or less
0(0.0%)
5 years or less
0(0.0%)
5 or more year
0(0.0%)

If you expelled an IUD, how long were you using cup with your IUD?

2 weeks or less
2(40.0%)
1 month or less
0(0.0%)
2 months or less
1(20.0%)
3 months or less
0(0.0%)
6 months or less
1(20.0%)
1 year or less
1(20.0%)
2 years or less
0(0.0%)
5 years or less
0(0.0%)
5 or more year
0(0.0%)

How do you usually remove your cup?

pinch base and wiggle cup out
14(36.8%)
hook finger over edge to break suction and slide or wiggle out
3(7.9%)
press finger on side to break suction and slide or wiggle out
19(50.0%)
yank it out!
2(5.3%)
other
0(0.0%)

If you expelled your IUD with your cup, how were you removing it?

pinch base and wiggle cup out
3(60.0%)
hook finger over edge to break suction and slide or wiggle cup out
0(0.0%)
press finger on side to break suction and slide or wiggle out
1(20.0%)
yank it out!
0(0.0%)
other
1(20.0%)

If you had to choose between your cup and your IUD, which would you keep?

cup
14(37.8%)
IUD
23(62.2%)

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