You may have heard people suggesting that if you want to be sure you’ll have birth control for the next four years, you should book your IUD insertion appointment now. That’s because January will bring a new political era, and possibly changes in how insurance companies cover birth control.
If your gynecologist has turned down your request for an IUD in the past, it might be time for another try—or another doctor. Older rules said that women who had never given birth shouldn’t get IUDs. That changed years ago, and docs are slowly getting the memo.