I'm in my 40's, perimenopausal, and have been on a birth control pill called Yaz for several years to control my heavy periods. I'd like to get off the pill because I'm scared of the side effects (ie: blood clots, etc.) and use an alternative birth control method (I don't want any more babies!) that also provides me with hormones since I'm perimenopausal. I've heard about the IUD and that there is an IUD that provides hormones. I'm wondering if it has the same health risks (potential side effects) as the pill.
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