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Are women satisfied with the Paragard IUD?

According to a study of over 5,000 women, 9 out of 10 women reported they were satisfied with Paragard when surveyed 3 and 6 months after placement.

The study included 5011 long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) users (826 using Paragard) who were asked to report changes in bleeding and cramping since their LARC was placed. LARCs included the contraceptive implant and intrauterine devices.

  • IUDs, including Paragard, have been associated with an increased risk of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Don’t use Paragard if you have a pelvic infection, certain cancers, a copper allergy, Wilson’s disease, or PID. Continue reading
  • If you miss a period, have persistent abdominal pain, or if Paragard comes out, tell your healthcare provider (HCP). If it comes out, use back-up birth control. Continue reading