iudmama (iudmama) wrote in menstrual_cups,
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IUD/cup use poll - compiled results, so far

Thanks to everyone who has participated in my poll so far!
To fill out the poll go here: community.livejournal.com/menstrual_cups/1532414.html#cutid1

As requested, I have compiled some (rough/as best as I can figure) results – see the cut below. If anyone has additional comments or questions about IUDs and cup use that they would like to see in a poll, let me know - I’m considering posting a Cup Use/IUD poll #2.

Cup use by IUD type
Edit: *pregnancy/birth info only included because most MDs and NPs cite nulliparous-ness (having never been pregnant) as a possible risk factor for IUD expulsion*

Paragard:
15% LadyCup (2 out of 13), 1 pregnancy, 1 vaginal birth, 0 expulsions
15% Lunette (2 out of 13), 1 pregnancy, 0 vaginal birth, 0 expulsions
46% Diva (6 out of 13), 2 pregnancies, 2 vaginal childbirth, 1 expulsion
23% Mooncup UK (3 out of 13), 1 pregnancy, 0 vaginal childbirth, 1 expulsion
0% Mia
0% Moon Cup US
0% Keeper
0% Femmecup
? % Instead – I put the results for this person under “other” IUD type because her info was conflicting… under IUD info, she lists Paragard and says she’s never had more than one type of IUD, but under expulsion info she lists “other” for IUD type… (poll results can be updated/corrected by clicking on the poll and re-taking)

Mirena:
0% LadyCup
12.5% Lunette (1 out of 8), 1 pregnancy, 0 vaginal childbirth, 0 expulsions
62.5% Diva (5 out of 8), 3 pregnancies, 2 vaginal childbirth, 1 expulsion
0% Mooncup UK
0% Mia
12.5% Moon Cup US (1 out of 8), 0 pregnancies, 0 vaginal childbirth, 0 expulsions
12.5% Keeper (1 out of 8), 0 pregnancies, 0 vaginal childbirth, 1 expulsion
0% Femmecup
0% Instead

Other IUD:

0% LadyCup
0% Lunette
0% Diva
66.6% Mooncup UK (2 out of 3), 0 pregnancies, 0 vaginal childbirth, 0 expulsions
0% Mia
0% Moon Cup US
0% Keeper
0% Femmecup
33.3% Instead (1 out of 3), 0 pregnancies, 0 vaginal childbirth, 1 expulsion

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

1 month or less - 12 out of 22, 2 expulsions within the first 2 weeks of cup use with IUD
1 to 2 months - 3 out of 22, 1 expulsion
2 to 3 months - 1 out of 22, 0 expulsions
3 to 6 months - 2 out of 22, 1 expulsion
6 months to 1 year - 2 out of 22, 1 expulsion
1 to 2 years - 2 out of 22, 0 expulsions

Expulsion by IUD type
Paragard: 2
1 Diva user expelled within 2-3 months of insertion and within 1-2 months of using the cup with the IUD – replaced expelled Paragard with a Mirena
1 Mooncup UK user expelled within 6 months – 1 year of insertion and within 6 months – 1 year of using the cup with the IUD – expelled 3 IUDs including a Mirena and “other” – not included in the results of this poll, also used/uses multiple cups

Mirena: 2
1 Diva user expelled within 3-6months of insertion and within 3-6 months of using the cup with the IUD
1 Keeper user expelled within 1 month of insertion and within 2 weeks of using a cup with the IUD – replaced expelled Mirena with a Mirena (if I’m reading everything correctly)

Other IUD: 1
1 Instead user expelled within 3-6 month of insertion and within 2 weeks of using the cup with the IUD

Expulsion by method of removal
pinch base and wiggle cup out: 3 expelled out of 9 who typically use this method
hook finger over edge to break suction and slide or wiggle cup out: 0 out of 1 who typically use this method
press finger on side to break suction and slide or wiggle out: 1 out of 11 who typically use this method
yank it out!: 0 out of 2 who typically use this method
other: 1 out of 0 who typically use this method

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

9 out of 13 Paragard users would keep their IUD
5 out of 8 Mirena users would keep their IUD
3 out of 13 Paragard users would keep their cup
3 out of 8 Mirena users would keep their cup
1 out of 3 “other IUD” would keep their cup

So, that’s what I've got – please feel free to share your own comments and insights.
Tags: brand comparisons, iud, polls
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