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Does Paragard expire?

Once in place, Paragard provides continuous pregnancy prevention for up to 10 years. After 10 years, you should have your Paragard removed by your healthcare provider and replaced if you wish to continue using it.

  • 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