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Does the Paragard IUD 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.

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,