How does Paragard work?

Once in place, Paragard starts working immediately.

The copper in Paragard works to prevent sperm from reaching the egg and fertilizing it and may also prevent implantation.

Because Paragard is 100% hormone-free, it does not interfere with your body’s natural cycle or stop you from ovulating each month.

  • 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