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Im a 19 year old girl and I am only sexually active with one person for 2 years. I have been using the combined pill for about 1.5 years, however I want to stop now as I have a family history of breast cancer. I really like the idea of non-hormonal contraception as I am a bit of a hypochondriac and don't like the idea of hormones.
I went to my GP today to discuss changing my pill, and she told me to take the Progesterone-only pill as it doesn't carry the risk of blood clots/breast cancer. However, I don't like the thought of not having periods at all which is common on the pop pill, as I like to be reassured I'm not pregnant. I feel really pressured to change to the POP pill even though I want regular periods, and I don't like the idea of the pill being a long-term contraception because of the hormones.
When I brought up the copper IUD, she told me that its an option but the insertion would be really bad as I haven't even had a smear test, that my fallopian tubes could get infected and become infertile (which scared me but I don't know how true that is if you are in a monogamous r/s) and that teenage girls don't really have it. She kind of scared me from having it done incase I became infertile or my body is too 'young' and 'small' to manage it..
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