OK, so I am moving abroad for a year and away from my long-term bf although we will be seeing each other periodically with all that that entails. Now, medical care will not be readily available to me for this year (it's not like I wont go in an emergency) and my current HBC provider will not allow me to take more than 3 months worth of pills. I dislike the barrier methods and have been seriously considering getting an IUD before I go (it's something I have mulled before). So, my question is whether folks think that this is a bad idea given that I will not have a regular doctor. If so, I'm open to other ideas.