If you've ever read any of my past articles, you may be thinking, Wait a minute, aren't you that girl who got pregnant with an IUD?! Well, lol, yeah that's me. But my IUD pregnancy ended up being ectopic (or in my Fallopian tube). I decided not to have that IUD removed during surgery because my odds of getting pregnant would still be the same — and likely higher — on any other form of birth control. IUDs are one of the most effective forms of birth control, with over 99% effectiveness. TBH, though, the main reason I kept it is that the Paragard is the only hormone-free, long-term form of birth control on the market — and I don't do well with hormones.