Hi! I am a childfree woman of 40 and have had the Paragard IUD for about 9 months. For the most part, I haven't had any major issues with it, mostly longer, heavier periods. The thing is, I don't entirely trust it and still use other forms of bc in addition to it. I still worry about pregnancy but the thing is, this will last me 10 years plus at my age my fertility has probably declined. But then again, I like the idea of not having to worry about bc at all because with the Essure procedure, there is a test that shows you that your tubes are fully blocked. But the IUD can slip out of place without you being fully aware. Plus, I've read stories online about women getting pregnant with the IUD and the thought of that happening fills me with dread. Anyone here have a Paragard or the Essure procedure? What are your experiences? I welcome your feedback, thanks for taking the time to read this.