I'm 27, NP and have been looking into getting an IUD for a while. I would prefer a copper version because I'm trying to get away from HBC. My GP has been discouraging me from getting an IUD but eventually referred me to a gynaecologist. I went to the referral today and after discussing my history, she told me that since I have had chlamydia in the past, I have a risk of infertility because of potential scarring in my tubes. Which I am aware of. However she felt that it would be a bad idea to compound the problem by inflaming the uterine wall with a foreign body(the copper IUD). It was my understanding before going to this appointment that chlamydia was only an issue if it was present during insertion. I should also add that I'm currently in a healthy monogamous relationship. Is it common to get turned away for a history like mine?