Long story short...my body has awful reactions to hormone birth control pills/injections/patch etc. My fiance and I have been having this birth control battle for a while now and though this is embarrassing I thought I might find some help here since so many of us have such nasty reactions to medications. I'm considering using an IUD even though at first the idea terrified me and was completely out of the question. With some reasearch I've found that my fears were simply because of one type of IUD that was so horrific and is no longer on the market. In fact IUDs are over all one of the most popular forms of birth control in the world. The only type of IUD I would be able to use is a "copper" one. The other type has the hormone in it that I have such horrible reacitons to. This whole copper idea scares me a bit. How healthy can it be to have certain amounts of copper in your uterus?! Just wondering if anybody has ever used a copper IUD or other non hormone form of birth control. The diaphragm isn't something we're interested in...we'd rather stick with condoms over that for many reasons. Sorry for the rather taboo post but I'm just trying to be very, very, very well informed before I make any kind of decision.