Thank you for bringing up the copper IUD!! Color me ignorant but I didn't know there were non hormonal, non barrier methods out there. I've done a bit more research on that as well. I'm going to a new gyno in about a month for my first annual in two years (I missed one year and then my insurance lapsed while I was unemployed) and will certainly discuss it and other options with her.
"And politically correct is the worst term, not just because it’s dismissive, but because it narrows down the whole social justice spectrum to this idea that it’s about being polite instead of about dismantling the oppressive social structure of power.
Fun Fact: When you actively avoid being “PC,” you’re not being forward-thinking or unique. You’re buying into systems of oppression that have existed since before you were even born, and you’re keeping those systems in place." Stolen.