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I've tried the Paragard (twice) and Skyla IUDs that are available in the US, and neither work for me (Paragard for reasons of size -- I could feel it all the time and it was very painful, Skyla for reasons of hormones messing with my body). The Skyla's size was a better fit for my uterus than the Paragard, so I'm interested in getting the Canadian Flexi-T 300, which appears to be the same size. However, what's the best way to do this as a US citizen? Is there any place that I can purchase the Flexi-T 300 online (there is a Chicago women's health center that is willing to both prescribe and insert a Canadian IUD, but cannot acquire it for me) for insertion in the US? Or do I need to go to Canada (also possible) and make an appointment at a women's health center?

Any guidance much appreciated!

Also curious about Cuban IUDs, if anyone happens to know.

Thanks in advance --

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snarky_24
Mar. 18th, 2017 10:06 pm (UTC)
Someone asked a similar question a few months ago, and despite a thorough search, I couldn't find any personal reports (here or elsewhere) of anyone having a non-FDA-approved IUD placed in the US. I'm very surprised you found a clinic that agreed to placing one.

If you do decide to travel to Canada, I would plan on spending a few days there, just in case. That said, having already experienced three insertions and having a pretty good idea of how your body will react is an advantage.

Please keep us updated on your Flexi-T quest :)
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