It’s the only reversible birth control that’s more than 99% effective and 100% hormone free.

Hormone free.

ParaGard® may be a good option if you want to avoid or can't tolerate hormones.
And unlike many other forms of birth control, ParaGard® won’t interfere with your natural
menstrual cycle. The most common side effects of ParaGard® are heavier and longer periods
and spotting between periods; for most women, these subside after 2 to 3 months.

Flexible.

Generally your doctor can place ParaGard® within minutes during a routine office visit.
And the best part is that your doctor can remove it at any time if you decide you want
to have children later; you can even start trying to get pregnant that same day.

FDA-approved.

ParaGard® is an intrauterine contraceptive (IUC)
that’s been available to women for over
20 years in the U.S.

Reliable.

ParaGard® is more than 99% effective
at preventing pregnancy. In fact,
it’s one of the most effective
forms of birth control available,
and it lasts as long as you want:
two, five, even up to 10 years.

How It Works

What’s the secret to reversible birth control that’s both highly effective and hormone free?

What to Expect

Does hassle-free birth control sound good to you?

Myths & Facts

ParaGard® is one of the most cost-effective forms of birth control—it’s true!

Did You Know?

Nearly half of the pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended. Since nobody's perfect, you don't want a slip-up to happen that could put you at a higher risk of getting pregnant.