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Do I need to use the Paragard IUD for 10 years?

No. Paragard lasts for up to 10 years but can be removed by a healthcare provider whenever you choose.

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,