I read a great article today on the parcity of convenient and safe, not to mention affordable, birth control for women and thoughts on why the pharmaceutical industry has not put more research into this area. The IUD has gotten a really bad rap, unfairly so in my opinion. The safety of newer IUD’s has been proven and the pregnancy rate with them is comparable to that of the pill. Furthermore, they provide a way for a woman to put birth control out of her mind for about a decade. It’s the ideal choice for someone just starting to be sexually active and not even considering becoming a parent.