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Can I get the Paragard IUD 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.

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Safety Information Back to all Questions
  • 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