I am opening myself up to writing about these procedures because they have been gratifying for me. I think that made him more comfortable with it. Nina just had indigestion from a bad burrito. Commonly covered by insurance to help women who suffer from excessively heavy periods or from painful cysts, it also can be used safely to rid a woman of her period, for non-medical reasons. And I was right. I had never heard of this! To prove his status, Lance has a showdown with the owner of a pull-out sofa shop Jeff Goldblum , who advertises himself as the "Pull-Out King. Since I didn't want to experiment with any devices like a diaphragm or IUD, which releases hormones and can have painful side effects, or try any more hormonal methods like a patch or a routine injection, we resorted to the easiest method of birth control we knew: She described a simple uterine procedure that eliminates one's period, with no other hormonal implications. Later, I experienced some minor cramping nothing beyond needing a Motrin and some spotting, which lightened but continued for about a month. After doing some research, I learned the implant has been known to fall out and cause serious side effects, and that a class-action lawsuit , spearheaded by Erin Brockovitch, is underway. Since we were clearly, and very quickly, monogamous, I tried going back on the pill, which I had used in college with my steady boyfriend. As I walked down the hallway to the intake office, I began feeling nervous and sentimental. I had been thinking about it for some time. Ultimate freedom awaited me.