Switching types of Birth Control

Patient

Q: I've been taking the 28-day Sprintec birth control pack--21 days being the hormones, the rest placebos--for 3 years because of irregular periods. The last doctor's visit I had with my gynecologist was about six months ago and we talked about different types of b.c. Honestly, I'd love to not have to try to remember to take a pill everyday and am considering a vaginal contraceptive like Mirena or Paraguard. I don't see her again for another month or so and I have questions like: "will I still have a monthly period?", "When should I have it done, if I decide to go with this method?" and "What are the pros and cons?". What do you think?

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