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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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Paragard is a hormone-free IUD (intrauterine device) that prevents pregnancy for up to 10 years using copper.


  • Don't use Paragard if you are or may be pregnant, have fibroids, a pelvic infection including pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), get infections easily, certain cancers, unexplained bleeding, Wilson's disease,