HOW EFFECTIVE IS IT?

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends long-acting, reversible contraceptives (LARCs). Paragard® is a LARC. Once you get Paragard® inserted by your healthcare professional, you have 99% effective protection that’s completely hormone free.

In several clinical trials, Paragard® has been demonstrated to be safe and effective birth control. It’s important to remember that Paragard® works as pregnancy prevention, but does not protect against STDs and HIV.

Although uncommon, pregnancy while using Paragard® can be life threatening and may result in loss of pregnancy or fertility.

Paragard® IS ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE FORMS OF BIRTH CONTROL AVAILABLE

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WILL IT TAKE TIME FOR MY BODY TO ADJUST?

WILL IT TAKE TIME FOR MY BODY TO ADJUST?

As your body adjusts to Paragard® in the first few months after placement, your period may be heavier or longer. Some women also experience spotting between periods, but this should lessen in 2–3 months as your body adjusts to Paragard®. Be sure to discuss all the risks and safety information with your healthcare provider.