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Can I use the Paragard IUD if I have breast cancer or family history of breast cancer?

You should share your full medical history with your healthcare provider to determine if Paragard is right for you.

According to CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommendations, Paragard may be used with no restriction in women with a family history of breast cancer, current breast cancer, or past breast cancer with no evidence of current disease for 5 years.

  • 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