I have the paraguard. This is my second one. The first worked great between babies one and two, we actually concieved within 48 hours of having it removed. I've had this one in for two years. I like that there is no mess, no fuss, no pills to remember, worry free birth control for 10 years. My only side effect has been slightly heavier periods. I did spot a lot for the first couple months after I got the first one put in. Insertion is uncomfortable but not painful and there is some cramping afterwards, take some ibuprofen before you go into the office to have it done. The potential problems from an IUD sound really scary, but the odds of them actually happening are comparable to the odds of serious complications like strokes from hormonal bc's.
at 11:49 AM on Oct. 1, 2008