Are you sick of taking synthetic hormone pills day to prevent pregnancy? Have you ever heard of the Paraguard? It’s a copper intrauterine device (IUD). It does not release hormones and can be left in place for up to 10 years. In some cases your health insurance might pay for it. Mirena is another IUD that seems to pushed more by doctors these days as an effective birth control option, but it releases synthetic levonorgestrel, a progestin hormone into your uterus. If you’re interested, you should do some research of your own and talk to your doctor.