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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.

  • 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