Can I get Paragard if I’ve had an abortion?

Yes, women who have had an abortion are still candidates for Paragard. There is a slightly higher risk of expulsion if Paragard is placed immediately after an abortion. Additionally, placement after second trimester abortion is associated with a higher risk of expulsion than placement after first trimester abortion.

  • Don’t use Paragard if you have a pelvic infection or certain cancers. Less than 1% of users get a serious infection called pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
  • 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