I need a new form of birth control since I am having some difficulty with the nuva ring. I recently have started spotting a ton and my ob/gyn says it's most likely because the nuva ring does not contain enough hormones to stop the break thrus. I really don't want to be on the pill. I was before and I forgot to take it all the time and had my period like 3 times in a month. Also I just don't trust it, like if you get sick or something, did it really absorb? Anyways, H and I really have no interest in children, so I was toying around with the idea of getting the IUD. I am only hesitant because everyone in the free world keeps telling us we will change our minds about having kids - but I just don't see it happening. I have read that it may be painful to place if you haven't had children before. Has anyone had this before ever having kids? Has anyone ever had it removed before the 5 year mark?