I'm 20 years old and will be returning to college soon, and would like to get a semi-permanent form of birth control before I return. I've found the new IUDs, like Mirena, really attractive. As I have very legitimate reasons for not wanting to take hormonal birth control pills/depo/etc I hope my doctor will allow me to get one, but since I'm young and nulliparous, I am a bit nervous.
If I can't get an IUD, what kind of birth control would you recommend? My mother said I should get a diaphragm, and I've heard that Nuvaring isn't bad, either (although I'm not sure if the low-level hormones would still be too much for my body).